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When it comes to going green, there is truly nothing to lose and everything to gain!

Going green with your plumbing will create a healthier environment for you and your family, as well as save you money on utility costs over time. Going “green” means that your wallet will see more green as well. 

Insulate your pipes.

Insulating your pipes will prevent heat from leaving your home, and also save you money on your utility expenses. If you are looking at the pipes in your home and see exposed metal, they aren’t insulated. Ideally, you want to see a smooth foam covering around your pipes, if not we suggest you call a plumber ASAP, or you’ll lose money on heating.

Install a water filtration system.

If you install a water filtration system for your whole home, you’ll have cleaner water for your whole family, and your water heater will last longer. Think of it like a Brita, but for the entire house. You can get rid of unwanted chemicals in your water, without removing beneficial minerals like fluoride.

Switch to low-flow, low-flush tech.

Reduce your home water usage by as much as 60% through the installation of low-flow showers and faucets. A low-flush toilet can use up to five times less water per person than a regular toilet. These changes reduce your hot water usage, which is good for both the environment and your water bill.

Play the long game.

While some of these projects might have a higher cost upfront, homeowners who install energy-efficient plumbing win long term. Your energy bills will be consistently lower, and you’ll pay for less maintenance work.


If you are interested in installing energy-efficient plumbing, A&R Mechanical can install, repair, replace and maintain any plumbing systems in your home. Call at 806-372-1572 or contact us online to speak with an expert plumber today.


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