Energy efficiency and efficient plumbing are something that we all want to achieve and they are becoming more of a priority for homeowners nowadays, especially as we place more focus on conserving the environment. A lot of people assume that energy efficiency and efficient plumbing just concern electrical appliances, but actually your plumbing system has a huge impact on your water and energy bills. Energy efficiency can not only lower your bills, but also increase the value of your home, so it’s worth making your home more sustainable. Here’s how to make your plumbing more efficient in a few simple steps.
Reduce your water consumption
One very easy way to get more efficient plumbing is to use less water. It pays to be conscious about water consumption and make an effort to turn off the taps when you’re brushing your teeth. Use water-guzzling appliances less frequently and reduce shower time. It’s also a good idea to invest in low-flow faucets and shower heads which will reduce the amount of water that’s being used. Low-flow toilets are also great as they use significantly less water and you don’t have to make any extra effort.
Upgrade your boiler
One of the largest consumers of energy in the home is the boiler. Boilers can account for up to 60% of your yearly energy consumption. So if your boiler is old and inefficient, you may want to consider getting more efficient plumbing by upgrading it to a more modern, energy-efficient model. You should also look at appliances such as your dishwasher and washing machine, as newer models will likely use much less water and electricity which will help to improve your home’s energy rating.
The last thing you want is to be paying for water that you aren’t using, which is why it’s so important to monitor your water bill and look out for any anomalies which may be caused by hidden leaks. Keep an eye out for staining on the ceilings and walls, musty smells, and sagging floors, and if you spot any leaks or drips get them taken care of by Mr. Plumber Vancouver immediately.
Regular plumbing maintenance
Regular maintenance will allow you to pinpoint problems with your plumbing system and address minor issues before they become something more serious. Mr. Plumber will make sure your drains are clog-free, that leaks are tended to and that your efficient plumbing system is generally in good shape. And they’ll be able to identify where and how you can make your plumbing more efficient.
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