Having running water in your home requires a tremendous amount of energy. These days, environmental issues are becoming increasingly important. Not only is it important for every homeowner to do their part to protect the environment, the efficiency of eco-friendly plumbing can help you save money on utility bills and repairs. Here are a few of the ways that you can make the plumbing system in your home more eco-friendly.
Install a Low-Flush Toilet
Toilets represent one-third of water usage within the average household, second only to showers. Low-flush toilets use 30% less water per flush tan regular toilets, which results in a significant amount of water saved. Not only will this prevent water from being wasted in your home, it will also reduce your hydro spending. Making sure your toilet is properly running with no leaks or cracks. Leaky toilet can waste up to 750 litres a day, so simple maintenance and repairs can go a long way towards making your toilet as energy efficient as possible.
Turn Off Your Faucets
This tip is relatively simple and obvious, but turning off your faucets when they’re not in use will conserve a significant amount of water and save you a tremendous amount of money. Turning the taps off while brushing your teeth or shaving can go a long way towards water conservation. Three gallons of water are wasted for every extra minute a tap is on, so find ways to minimize your faucet usage. For instance, use a glass of water for rinsing after you’ve finished brushing your teeth so you don’t have to turn on your taps at all.
It’s up to each of us to do our part to protect the environment. These small steps you can take within your own home may seem minor but they can have a major impact on our natural ecosystems. For more information on energy-efficient plumbing systems and to book a consultation to have your plumbing system maintained, repaired or updated, contact us today at Priority Plumbing.