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Make Your Plumbing More Eco-Friendly This Earth Day

The road to a healthier, more livable planet starts at home, and homeowners can take concrete steps to ensure that their homes are more eco-friendly not just in time for Earth Day celebrations but, more importantly, to make day-to-day living a little greener and less harmful to the environment. Here are a few ways to create a greener living space at home.

Save Water with Eco-Friendly Plumbing Fixtures

tap waterPracticing eco-conscious habits such as shutting off the tap or taking shorter showers aren’t the only ways homeowners can save water at home. When it comes to water conservation, many fixtures can be used in tandem with eco-friendly habits to reduce the amount of water used or wasted domestically. The following are just some of the fixtures that would make water conservation not just possible but easy for the average homeowner:

  • Low-flow showerheads and faucets reduce water consumption by reducing the amount of water that flows out of these fixtures. From a regular flow rate of 2.2 gallons per minute, low-flow fixtures can reduce this by 30% to just 1.5 gallons per minute. 
  • Touchless faucets - These help with water conservation by automatically shutting off water flow when it senses that no one is using the water. Not only does a touchless kitchen faucet or a touchless bathroom faucet save water, but it also makes washing hands and dishes or brushing teeth easier and more eco-friendly.
  • Water-saving toilets - These toilets save water by allowing homeowners to use one of two flush volumes. The first is a full flush, intended for solid waste, while the second option uses half the water to flush and is usually used for liquid waste. 

Invest in Energy Saving Appliances

washerCommon household appliances that are frequently used can be swapped for their more energy-efficient versions, especially if these appliances are already old and are due for a replacement anyway. Modern versions of appliances like washing machines, water heaters, and dishwashers are now built to consume less energy while delivering the same cleaning or heating power. They get bonus points for being efficient in water consumption, giving them the double impact of saving energy and water simultaneously.

Pipes Can Be Environmentally Friendly Too

Who knew that a home’s pipes could be made to conform to better environmental standards these days? The fact is that making simple choices about the size, type, diameter, and even the layout of a home’s piping system can go a long way in the fight for energy efficiency and water conservation. Maintaining pipes is also important as leaks in a home’s plumbing system cause pumping systems to work harder to maintain flow rate, not to mention all the water wasted when leaks aren’t addressed right away.

About Bud’s Plumbing & Repair Service

Bud’s Plumbing & Repair Service is the trusted plumbing services provider in the Tri-state area. With helpful and knowledgeable technicians who provide accurate diagnosis and cost-effective solutions, Bud’s has racked up Best of the Best awards three years in a row - a testament to the peace of mind and satisfaction their services have given the Evansville community. Call them today for all plumbing services in Evansville, IN.

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