If your New Year’s resolution is to save money, then plumbing upgrades for your home is a must! It might seem like a relatively small change, but even swapping out a few old fixtures for high efficiency ones will lead to big savings. Considering water conservation is an important issue here in Texas, eco-friendly plumbing upgrades are also a great to reduce your home’s water usage.
If you’re due for a plumbing upgrade or two you can rely on Rooter-man’s top notch plumbing remodeling service. Our professional plumbers are happy to help you select plumbing upgrades that will improve the look, efficiency, and safety of your home.
Start the New Year off right with these plumbing upgrades!
For your bathroom
With the average person using up to 100 gallons of water each day, the bathroom has a lot of potential for water wasting. Any outdated plumbing fixtures can contribute to this, so now is a good time to install high efficiency bathroom fixtures such as faucets, low flow showerheads, and low flush toilets. These use less than half of the amount of water of their traditional counterparts! For added energy and water savings, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends WaterSense bathroom fixtures, which are even more efficient than other high efficiency models without sacrificing performance or quality.
For your kitchen
Although that leaky faucet is annoying you may not realize exactly how much it’s actually costing you and the environment. Did you know that in a year, leaky faucets can waste enough water for more than 180 showers? Replacing a leaky faucet with a newer, high efficiency model can cut down on your water bill and conserve a lot of water. Some models use as little as 1.5 gallons per minute, which is less than half of what a standard model uses. Swapping out the aerator, or the little screen at the end of your faucet, is also a cheap and easy way to improve its efficiency. And although garbage disposals may not use much energy, an old, dull or damaged one can cause plumbing problems so now might be time for an upgrade.
For the rest of your house
Does your water heater make a lot of noise and performs poorly? It might be time to upgrade! Tankless hot water heaters are well known for their high performance and energy efficiency and are able to supply an unlimited amount of hot water. If water quality is a concern, a whole house water filter can supply each water source in your home with clean, pure water. With flash flooding being a concern for many North Texas homeowners, a battery backup sump pump is one plumbing upgrade you can’t afford to not have!