To save money and cut environmental pollution, many homeowners in Shreveport, Louisiana, are looking for ways to boost efficiency. While most homeowners focus on their appliances and HVAC systems to cut utility costs, these homeowners often overlook their plumbing. You should have low-flow fixtures, water recycling systems, and a tankless water heater installed to make your plumbing more efficient.
Low-Flow Plumbing Fixtures
One upgrade you should consider to make your plumbing more efficient is the installation of low-flow fixtures. A low-flow fixture is a toilet, faucet, or showerhead that uses less water per minute than traditional models. These fixtures use a high-pressure technique to save water and produce a strong water flow without having to use as much water as an older, traditional fixture.
Replacing your older fixtures with low-flow fixtures is an inexpensive and easy way to make your plumbing more efficient. Not only will low-flow fixtures reduce your water usage, but they will also cut your energy usage.
Water Recycling Systems
Water recycling systems are another upgrade you should consider to make your plumbing more efficient. A water recycling system allows homeowners to use greywater for other purposes. Greywater refers to gently used water from washing machines, bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers. While greywater may contain traces of hair, food, household cleaning products, and grease, it will not contain any traces of water from the toilet. This greywater is safe to use to irrigate your lawn.
Tankless Water Heater
A tankless water heater provides a home’s occupants with warm or hot water only when needed. Since these water heaters don’t have a storage tank, an electric element or gas burner must heat the cold water as it travels through the pipes. This ensures that energy will be used to heat water only when necessary.
Homeowners can make many upgrades to their plumbing to make it more efficient. For more information about plumbing upgrades, or the cost to replace a hot water heater, don’t hesitate to talk to a HVAC technician at the Pioneer Comfort Systems by calling 318-795-8000.