When we took the plunge to become Brooklyn’s green plumbers, it was because we felt strongly about protecting the environment. But there’s another reason why environmentally friendly plumbing makes sense: It can save money on your utility bill.
More people and plumbing product brands are jumping on the high-efficiency bandwagon, so the market is always evolving to create new, better equipment. If you’re interested in efficiency upgrades for your Brooklyn plumbing, here are our top recommendations.
A tank-style water heater keeps a set amount of water piping hot, 24/7, even when it’s not needed. While tank-style water heaters have become more efficient over the years, a tankless water heater is a great money-saving option for certain circumstances. For example, if you have a small family with no one home during working hours, tankless makes a lot of sense.
You can get just as clean using less water with modern low-flow fixtures. Faucet aerators are easy to install and reduce water flow while keeping water pressure high. Low-flow showerheads perform the same way, getting you just as clean with significantly less water.
How much water does your toilet use per flush? If it’s an older model, chances are it’s close to 1.5 gallons. That can add up quick, especially if you have a big family. Modern low-flow toilets cut water use to a fraction of that. Dual-flush toilets are one great option. Using different amounts of water for a flush with liquid waste versus solids, a dual-flush toilet uses about 20% less water than a traditional toilet.
If you’re looking for ways to cut your water bill without sacrificing performance and function, Petri Plumbing & Heating can help you. Our plumbing experts can recommend the best upgrades to lower your impact on the environment while lowering your utility bills, too. Just call us at (718) 748-1254 or contact Petri Plumbing & Heating online.