Consumers are becoming increasingly environmentally conscious, and that is good news for both the environment and your wallet. Green plumbing specifically is the use of efficient systems to replace historically wasteful systems. The primary allure of green plumbing is its lowered impact on the environment, using less water and energy to move the fluids within your home. The second and more surprising enticement of green plumbing are the cost savings realized over time. You should consider these two factors the next time you are going to replace a part of your plumbing system.
Traditional bathrooms are incredibly inefficient in using water, with typical toilets using upwards of six gallons per flush! New variable flow toilets have been rising in popularity due to their water savings, using just under one and a half gallons per flush. Another popular green plumbing product is the tankless water heater, which creates hot water on demand. Traditional water heaters rely upon a tank system, continuously heating the water regardless of whether or not it is going to be used. By heating the water only when it needs to be heated, homeowners can experience a savings of upwards of $100 per year!1
The wide range of temperatures we experience in Michigan make it even more important that we use green plumbing solutions. Although these apparatuses are typically more expensive than traditional systems, both their operational lifetime and utility savings are greater, making it a win/ win for homeowners. If you have any questions about green plumbing or are interested in implementing a green plumbing system in your home, give our team a call at (248) 652-0990, we would be happy to assist you!