When you make decisions in seek for comfortability and convenience, you should not only make them in accordance with what is good for you and your family but for the safety and well-being of the environment as well. Ensure it to yourself that your decision would not harm the environment nor aid in its destruction. The least we can do is the usage of renewable energy, the conservation of water and the use of environment-friendly amenities that would get rid or at least reduce environmental issues. With the aid of green plumbing and the alternatives for a green living, you can reduce your family’s energy consumption while simultaneously improving your home. Your home will be a better domain when it comes to health outlook. Here are the aspects of green plumbing.
1. Fixing leaks
When you discover leaks in your pipes, faucets and garden hoses never ignore them as they could lead to the too much wastage of water. Inspection and constant water piping monitoring would help unleash hidden leaks and you can give them early remedies to stop the flow and escape of water. This could help save water for a greener living.
2. Low flow faucets, toilets and shower heads
You might be doing your best to save water for a green living but you aren’t sure if your family does. Another green living option to ensure you and your family saves water and energy are to install low-flow faucets and shower heads or double flush toilets. Make sure you don’t have running toilets as they can waste gallons of water a day. If you experience running toilets and dripping taps, fix them as quickly as possible to ensure they don’t waste too much water. When your taps and shower heads run too much water when opened, too much usable water will be dissipated.
3. Grey water management
Grey water refers to the used water that could still be recycled. This includes the used water from hand washing clothes or washing the dishes and using them again to either flush the toilet so you wouldn’t have to empty your toilet tank again and waste the water it contains, water the plants and mop the floor. This will help conserve clean water and use them for a better purpose and reduce the consumption of water for domestic use.
4. Rainwater harvesting
Rainwater harvesting is the collection of rainwater from rooftops during the rainy season and using them again either for watering the plants, flushing toilets, livestock and laundering. This will not only save you from the burdens of high water bills as this can conserve water, it can also save the planet by reducing the risks of flood, erosion and landslides.
5. Tankless and solar water heater
When you opt for storage tank hot water heater, this system continuously uses energy as this will continuously heat the water it contains readying to for demand. This will waste too much energy that could drag your utility bills higher when it is electrically-powered or destroy the environment when powered by fossil fuels. Opt for tankless water heater as this can effectively conserve electricity. Solar -powered water heaters are the best alternative for green plumbing as they are environment-friendly and make use of a renewable energy source which is the sun’s heat.