There is a growing trend to “go green”. Consumers are trying to be more environmentally conscious and that is reflected in the service providers that they hire. If your plumbing company offers eco-friendly products, you can promote that you are a “green” company, which will attract the attention of “green” consumers.
In the plumbing industry, “going green” primarily means reducing water usage. Conserving water not only protects the water supply, but also conserves energy since energy is used to treat, deliver, and heat water. This means that reducing water usage and paying attention to flow thresholds translates into lower water and energy costs, which is attractive for budget conscious consumers.
Here are 4 energy efficient products related to the plumbing industry:
Toilets are typically the source of the most water usage in the home and toilets that are more than 20 years old are the worst offenders. You can save energy (and money on your water bill) by switching to a water saving toilet. Ultra low flush toilets use significantly less water than older model toilets. Consumers can also opt for the dual flush toilet that has a lower flush button for liquid waste and a higher flush button for solid waste. The most environmentally friendly people out there might be interested in composting toilets that use little to no water for flushing.
Consumers can cut their shower water use drastically by switching to an ultra low flow showerhead. Today’s models still provide a strong shower stream. They will help people save money on their energy bills by reducing the demand on the water heater.
Inefficient faucets can use more than 2.5 gpm (gallons per minute). High-efficiency faucets have a flow rate of no more than 1.5 gpm. An alternative is to add a water saving aerator or flow restrictor to existing faucets.
Tankless water heaters
Tankless water heaters help to preserve the environment and cut down on energy costs. They heat water only when it’s needed unlike a traditional tank-style water heater that heats and reheats the water all day long.Back To Top