Why is Green Plumbing Important for Brooklyn Residents?
Petri Plumbing & Heating has advice for residents to make changes in their home that will make an impact on the environment and their wallet
BROOKLYN, N.Y. —July 12, 2017—According to the Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense, if all U.S. households installed water-efficient fixtures and appliances, the country could save nearly $20 billion a year. Petri Plumbing & Heating, Inc., a leading plumbing and heating company serving Brooklyn and Manhattan since 1906, would like to educate residents about green plumbing that will save homeowners money and preserve water supplies for future generations.
“When we are doing a bathroom remodel, homeowners often ask us for advice on green plumbing and how they can make their homes more energy efficient,” says Michael Petri, owner of Petri Plumbing & Heating. “Though many people wouldn’t think plumbing is something that can actually be considered ‘green,’ the different materials used, as well as the installation, piping and fixtures, serve to both reduce water and energy costs, as well as benefit the environment.”
Green construction has come a long way with time-tested standards like LEED guiding the way. From Manhattan condo renovations to upgrading to more energy-efficient plumbing in your Brooklyn brownstone, there are some simple and efficient ways to benefit from the growing green movement.
Below are some top green plumbing tips for Brooklyn and Manhattan residents:
- Insulate water pipes: According to com, heating water for homes accounts for as much as 30 percent of residential energy consumption. By insulating the pipes and using high-grade pipe insulation, it can lower the energy expenditure needed to heat your water.
- Install water saving features: For many Brooklyn residents, plumbing features such as faucets, showerheads and toilets are as historic as the homes themselves. By replacing these dated units with modern, energy-efficient counterparts, you can reduce leaks, conserve water and reduce your energy bill.
- Newer and more efficient toilets can cut down the amount of water used by as much as 80 percent. A low-flow toilet only uses 1.28 gallons of water per flush, whereas a full-flow toilet uses 3.5 gallons per flush. A dual-flush toilet uses only 1.6 gallons for solid waste and only 0.8 gallons for liquid waste. A newer toilet can translate to a potential savings of 10,000 gallons of water each year.
- Install a tankless water heater, which uses much less energy than a standard water heater. Instead of wasting energy keeping a huge reservoir of hot water at all times, a tankless water heater heats the water only as it is needed.
- Replacing a traditional showerhead with a low-flow showerhead will reduce the traditional water usage by around 50-70 percent. The homeowner can also install an even greener shower product, the steam shower. While traditional showers use 25 gallons of water per shower, a steam shower uses around 1 gallon of water per shower.
- Inspect your home plumbing for leaks: Some homes in Brooklyn and Manhattan are rather old and just as dated are the pipes inside. Detecting leaks can be a difficult task, and in some cases, small leaks can be unnoticeable to an untrained
Keeping your home efficient should start with evaluating the vital systems inside. While there are numerous ways to switch to green plumbing for your home, the best method is to employ the first licensed green plumbing company in the city of New York, Petri Plumbing. Each highly trained service expert can properly install “green” devices and features to ensure you start saving energy and money. For more information visit www.petriplumbing.com or call Petri Plumbing at 718-748-1254.
About Petri Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
Petri Plumbing & Heating, Inc. is a family owned and operated business serving Brooklyn and the New York City area. Founded in 1906, the company offers a 100 percent guarantee on all services, upfront pricing, and friendly and knowledgeable Service Experts for all kinds of home and business plumbing and heating needs. Services offered include water and gas pipe leak repair and installation, fixture installations, inspections, boiler repair, water heater installation, complete bathroom, kitchen, laundry & utility room remodeling and more. Petri is also licensed and certified by Green Plumbers USA, the first in New York City to receive this designation. For more information, please visit www.petriplumbing.com or call 718-748-1254.