What is Green Plumbing?

We all like to feel like we’re living long healthy lives and impacting the Earth a lot less than our parents did. Living a green lifestyle is a trend that holds a lot of value for just about everyone. It feels good to know that you’re doing your part to preserve the natural environment and protect the planet. There are a lot of ways to live a green life, but did you know that you can make green improvements to your plumbing too?

There are so many ways to go green, like riding a bicycle down the street instead of taking your car, switch your light bulbs to more energy efficient bulbs, recycling on a daily basis, and switching to energy-saving appliances. However, there is still green plumbing to utilize.

So what exactly is green plumbing? Green plumbing is environmentally friendly plumbing that utilizes the use of energy saving appliances, low flow fixtures, and new innovative technologies that are known for costing less and lasting longer. It involves recycling your water and using less water, as well as making use of resources that are more sustainable. The decisions we make today about our precious natural resources will overall decide what the future holds for our children and our children’s children tomorrow.

If you’re considering making the switch from traditional plumbing to green plumbing, it’s a good idea to get in touch with a green plumbing company to take a look at your home and how to make a green system work for you and your budget. Licensed and accredited green plumbers can answer just about any question you may have about water saving technologies, using solar power for hot water, and plenty of other options for green plumbing.

A Green plumber will be able to take a look at your home and perform a water audit, which is a 50 point inspection so that you can easily pinpoint the best ways out of all the options to reduce the amount of water you use in your home. After you take a look at the water audit, you’ll be able to decide where you’d like to make the changes and how you can start making the changes. Sometimes this process will involve upgrading your current appliances and fixtures to more energy efficient models if you have especially old appliances since we were pretty wasteful back in the day. It isn’t just about water, though, since you may need to upgrade your current water heater to a hybrid water heater so that you use less energy, saving you money on electricity. A hybrid water heater will also give you more hot water than you could even use during the day (4 kids, 4 showers, loads of laundry, etc). They also emit ultra low emissions so that it’ll leave no carbon footprint.

Aside from saving money and helping the environment, upgrading your appliances and choosing green plumbing will help you qualify for a nice tax break or a government rebate. The green plumber you decide upon will be able to give you all the information and tools necessary to apply for and receive these rebates. After going green you’ll be able to sleep at night knowing that you did your part to reduce your carbon footprint and keep Earth healthy and strong for the future generations.

At Mr. Green Plumbing we strive to provide our customers with top of the line care and customer service while staying within your budget. If you’d like to learn more about green plumbing from an accredited green plumbing company, be sure to give us a call or drop us a line.

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