If you're looking for a quick way to make your home more environmentally friendly, start by making some changes in the bathroom and around the house. More often than not plumbing is not the first fixture in a home that people associate with going green. Focusing on the plumbing and water faucets can truly make an impact.
Once you finish the transition to more green friendly plumbing, your Clearwater, Florida, home will function the same but consume less water and energy.
Here are some tips to get started:
Moving to a tankless toilet model can help cut down on energy and the cost of water. Tankless toilets only receive water directly from the supply line by using a large amount of pressure to move water into the bowl. And as an added benefit, they are quieter than standard toilets.
Other eco-friendly toilets are those that use varying water levels depending on solid or liquid waste. Using the right water levels can cut back on usage throughout a month.
In addition to getting a new toilet, try installing energy-efficient dishwashers and washing machines to lower energy and water bills.
Traditional hot-water circulating systems use up more energy than needed for heating water. To avoid high energy bills, consider replacing the existing system with an on-demand hot recirculating system.
However, new appliances and plumbing will do no good if there's a leak because minor leaks will waste water and money.
Contact your local Clearwater Roto-Rooter for help checking your plumbing for leaks or for assistance installing energy efficient appliances.