HOW TO GO GREEN WITH YOUR PLUMBING?
Every year, people become more and more aware of the environment. And our industry is no exception to this trend, as green plumbing is becoming more and more popular.
Customers are proposing more and more questions about how to make their water consumption more environmentally friendly. It’s a likely trend to grow as people look for ways to play their part in fighting climate change.
Plumbers find themselves in the unenviable position of having to adapt their processes to accommodate the modern needs of their customers. Merchants will need to learn about green plumbing systems to respond to the new wave of consumer interest.
In this article, we’ll give you the facts, so you’ll be aware of the new 21st-century trend in the plumbing industry.
WHAT IS GREEN PLUMBING?
Before replying to the “how”, we must initially define what green plumbing is. Merely put, it is about modifying your plumbing and installations to receive a more beneficial impact on the planet.
This can include a number of things, such as saving water consumption, conserving energy in the home, or even being more aware of what goes down the drain.
Environmentally peaceful plumbing solutions can encourage the homeowner to become more sustainable on their own. You’ve probably already taken steps in this direction by introducing green lighting in the home, or by making sure you recycle more.
That’s why green plumbing represents an accelerating trend among homeowners who want to live a more sustainable lifestyle.
HOW CAN I MAKE MY PLUMBING GREEN?
When you are looking to make your home’s plumbing more environmentally friendly, there are several factors to consider. We have arranged them into three categories as follows:
CHANGES TO THE INTERIOR
As with any rather revolutionary change, it is always important to look from the inside. Setting aside philosophical parlance, this means analyzing your home’s plumbing to determine if it is suitable for the task of reducing your home’s carbon footprint.
The necessary weapons in implementing green measures in your home are minimizing heat loss and water waste. Make sure your pipes represent all the exact sizes and made of the most appropriate materials.
Steel pipes are particularly suitable for an eco-friendly fireplace because of their heat-keeping properties, which you will be very grateful for during the cold winter months.
We understand this is not always the most appropriate solution for some households. When this is the case, you may want to consider insulating the pipes as an alternative. This will help prevent the pipes from freezing while preventing heat from escaping.
Ensuring your home is properly insulated will reduce your bills and your home’s carbon footprint.
It is equally essential to modify your home’s exterior plumbing to convert it to environmentally beneficial plumbing solutions.
Your outdoor faucets and water consumption patterns can use as much water like the inside of your home. Notably, if you maintain a garden to maintain.
Drip water systems and hydrants may be the best answer to help you better manage the amount of water you use when watering your lawn or even when washing your car. They work by collecting rainwater and storing it for later use.
When you later go gardening or washing your car, you can use the collected rainwater and avoid having to rely on a plumbing source for your household chores. Trust us. It’s an economical and ecological way to make your home a little more autonomous!
Now we come to the perhaps more expensive part of the job. Replace household items with more environmentally friendly and sustainable alternatives!
Look at your toilets, sinks, and even your showerheads and think “could they work better efficiently?
Progressively toilets are being built with efficient flushing variants that save water per flush. Installing newer eco-toilets could save you up to 0.4 gallons on each flush. This may seem insignificant, but when you consider the number of times the toilet is flushed in your home, it adds up. For every 100 flushes, you save 40 gallons of water.
Faucets and showers can also have the built-in capacity that helps you reduce your water consumption. They usually regulate the flow of water, so you’ll use less water over time.
This type of replacement can save a remarkable amount of water over the course of a year. You can then feel safe knowing you are helping to create a more environmentally friendly lifestyle!
WHY GO GREEN
The decision to go green is an increasingly popular trend among British homeowners. But why do it?
In recent years it has become increasingly clear that we all need to help reduce carbon emissions where we can. And when it comes to your plumbing, the two main ways to do this are to save both water and energy.
Adopting this lifestyle will develop a sense of satisfaction. At least you can know your home is helping to preserve the environment. Who knows, in a few years. Environmentally friendly plumbing methods may be the industry standard or even mandatory.