Four Going Green Plumbing Trends
Today hot topics are all about the conservation of our natural resources, including water. Many people are incorporating green features in their new home design from the kitchen to the yard and the bathroom. Here are four Going Green plumbing trends that you should consider installing in your home:
- Lead-Free Faucets: Join the safest trend in replacing your old faucets with lead-free ones. If you don’t, you could be consuming distasteful and harmful lead on a daily basis.
- Tankless Hot Water: Traditional hot water heaters are being replaced with tankless heaters. Tankless heaters do not use energy when not in use unlike a traditional water heater, therefore saving energy.
- WaterSense Homes: Mostly available in new residential home constructions, they are for reducing the home’s incoming water pressure. Regulator valves are installed downstream of the home’s water meter.
- Greywater Systems: This system can either use dual-pipe technology or water catchment system. The system takes water that has been used within the home (except toilet water) and in turn uses it for other purposes, such as landscape irrigation.
By installing these in your current home or adding them to a new home, they can add a huge surprise to your next water bill. When you save water and energy, the benefit comes right back to you and your wallet. Going green never felt so easy…
Give Knoxville Plumbing a call today to come by to install these money-saving fixtures to your home.