Should you Go Green with your Plumbing this Year?
Is 2015 the year you will make your home more environmentally friendly with green plumbing? There are some common misconceptions about green plumbing appliances and systems, and many homeowners aren’t aware of the benefits green plumbing can bring.
What You Should Know
Green Appliances are Efficient
First, these days most green plumbing systems and appliances work just as well as traditional models. Low-flow shower heads and green boilers work just as efficiently, so in most cases you won’t even notice a difference in performance when you make the switch.
Going Green can Help you Save
Since many green appliances use water and electricity more efficiently, they are more affordable to run. By upgrading your fixtures to environmentally friendly models, your utility bills could actually decrease. Think of upgrading as an investment in a unit that will work well for years and help you save over time.
The Energy Star Means High Quality
The Energy Star seal you see on some appliances is actually issued by the Environmental Protection Agency. It was introduced in 1992 and tells shoppers that the product is energy efficient and meets some specific eco-friendly regulations. As you shop around, look for this seal.
Where you can go Green
Most home appliances are available in environmentally friendly models. From dishwashers and boilers to showerheads and faucets, you can usually find a replacement that will help you save water or energy.
If you aren’t sure you want to replace your appliances just yet, keeping them well maintained and your home in good repair can make them more efficient, which benefits the environment and helps you save money. For example, make sure your window and door seals are in good repair so your heater and cooler work well and use the right boiler size for your home.
Making the Change
If you have decided to make the change to green plumbing and systems, you have a few options. First, you can start replacing appliances like your washer and dryer, dishwasher and refrigerator and fixtures like showerheads and faucets. Or, you can wait until your appliances need to be replaced and go with newer, eco-friendly models when you buy new ones.
One excellent way to start making the change is scheduling maintenance and repair visits so you can find out how efficient your current appliance model is, what it will cost to make repairs and what it will cost to replace it. We offer appliance and boiler repair on Long Island and can help you find out how you can replace your current appliances with green models.
Then, you can understand what condition your current plumbing and systems are in and decide how to start converting to environmentally friendly appliances.
You can also make your home more environmentally friendly just by keeping your appliances, systems and fixtures in good repair so they work efficiently and you don’t waste water or energy.
Making your home green is a great project to take on this year, and one that will help you keep the environment healthy and help you save money. Contact us for green plumbing, appliance repair, leak repair and boiler repair on Long Island.