What is Green Plumbing

Plumbing Solutions of Idaho expert tips

Boise is known for its active outdoor lifestyle, and this attitude tends to translate to a community that wants to reduce their impact on the environment. Anyone can contribute to a greener city, and it can begin with household plumbing.

Reducing Household Water Consumption

The biggest impact plumbing can have in your home is the amount of water you use. Consider installing low-flow shower heads and faucets to help limit the amount of water you are using. If you are completely remodeling a bathroom, you can install a low flush toilet which will contribute to eliminating a significant source of water consumption. The next best thing you can do is discuss water usage with members of your household. Often, we do not consider the amount of water we use each day, and a little reminder can set your house on the right path.

​Energy Costs

The next area to review is the energy that your plumbing consumes. Are you considering a new water heater? A tankless water heater heats water as you need it reducing the energy costs that are associated with keeping a consistent tank of hot water. You can also insulate pipes and avoid placing pipes outdoor to decrease the energy expended to warm plumbing exposed to colder temperatures.

Why It Matters

In addition to reduced impact on the environment, green plumbing changes are an investment. As people continue to seek green lifestyles, they will include their homes in when considering their everyday impact. If you are looking to sell your home and have already made green plumbing upgrades, your house will be that much more desirable to prospective buyers.Boise is a beautiful place to live and should be shared with our children and grandchildren. If you want to makes some green changes to your plumbing we can help.

By Tim Smith

Published: February 22, 2017

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