Brooklyn will celebrate Earth Day on April 22. In honor of the occasion, the team at Petri Plumbing wants to remind our neighbors that being environmentally friendly not only conserves water and energy but also protects the green in their wallets.
As the first licensed green plumbers in New York City, we can offer some easy tips that can help our neighbors save money in the long-term while taking care of the environment.
Replacing outdated plumbing features such as faucets, showerheads and toilets with energy-efficient versions can conserve water and reduce leaks. Modern toilets use as much as 80 percent less water per flush than older models. This can mean a potential savings of as much of 10,000 gallons of water each year in some cases.
Using a low-flow showerhead will cut water usage up-to-70 percent while still enjoying a long, hot shower. Homeowners could also install a luxurious steam shower, which only uses about 1 gallon of water per shower instead of 25!
Heating water burns as much as 30 percent of home energy consumption. Insulating the pipes in your Brooklyn or Manhattan home is an easy way to reduce wasted energy. A bigger step to take would be installing a tankless water heater, which is far more energy efficient than a standard heater. Instead of having to keep a tank of water heated at all times, it only heats water as it is needed.
If your home is older, the plumbing might not be in the best shape. A licensed plumber can inspect the system for small leaks or bigger problems. Regular maintenance can keep your home plumbing system running smoothly and efficiently. For more information on how to help the environment while saving money through green plumbing, contact your neighbors at Petri Plumbing at 718-748-1254.