Going Green Benefits: There are some innovative ways that you can go green with your plumbing solutions.
Green plumbing offers several benefits for the homeowner. You can save money, improve your health, have a home that has the latest technology, and limit your impact on the environment. Green plumbing is a new trend that is rapidly gaining in popularity.
Homeowners enjoy the eco-friendly benefits of green plumbing as well as the fact that it lowers their utility costs, improves your lifestyle, and decreases negative impacts on the environment. Green plumbing fixtures also increase the value of a home improving the resale price, making these updates an excellent long term investment.
Sound enticing? Do you want to learn more about how much money green updates can save you, and how to get started on greening the plumbing in your home?
1. How much water and energy can be saved by installing green plumbing?
Water usage could be reduced 30 percent or more by updating old plumbing fixtures with new efficient fixtures. Reducing the amount of hot water that is consumed, and the cost of heating the water in a home can lower energy costs. In a typical Boulder household, several hundred dollars could be saved each year by installing efficient green plumbing fixtures.
Tax Credit: 10% of cost up to $500 or a specific amount from $50-$300 for ENERGY STAR products eligible for tax credits are independently certified to save energy, save money and protect the environment.
2. What is the best way to get started with green plumbing?
The first step is to hire a professional plumber that is knowledgeable about new efficient plumbing fixtures, and is experienced in installing green plumbing solutions. Licensed plumbers are trained in installing plumbing fixtures, and have the proper tools and equipment to perform the job correctly. They will get the job done a lot faster with high quality workmanship, ensuring that you do not have problems with the fixtures or cause any damage.
A simple way to begin converting your home to green plumbing is to install one or two efficient fixtures at a time. You could start with low flow faucets and showerheads, then move on to dual flush toilets, then a new water heater. Transitioning your home in stages may make it easier to adapt to, and spread out the costs over time. But, jumping in and having all of your plumbing fixtures updated to green efficient solutions in one shot will give you the best return on your investment, and start saving you money right away.
3. Is it worth the cost of investment?
The savings you will experience for years in the future will be worth the small investment needed to purchase green fixtures and having them installed. In most cases, installing new energy efficient fixtures will recoup the initial investment costs within one to three years of normal use.
4. What types of green plumbing fixtures are available?
There are several types of efficient plumbing fixtures that can be utilized in your home. These include aerators, low-flow faucets, low-flow shower heads, dual-flush toilets, and tankless water heaters.
5. What types of homes benefit from green plumbing?
Any home will benefit from green plumbing solutions. All homes can updated with low flow faucets and showerheads, water saving toilets, and tankless water heaters. Most homeowners do not notice any difference in their lifestyle regarding bathing and showering, washing their hands or face, brushing their teeth, or using the toilet.
The biggest thing that will be noticed is the reduction in electricity, natural gas, and water costs once the green plumbing is installed.
Green Plumbing Boulder offer green plumbing solutions to residents and businesses in the cities of Boulder, Broomfield and Weld Counties, including Boulder, Broomfield, Longmont, Louisville, Lafayette, Gunbarrel, Lyons, Mead, Nederland, Niwot, Superior, Dacono, Frederick, and Firestone. As an industry leader, we believe that it is important to offer green plumbing solutions to customers. Being responsible stewards of our vital resources we can make our communities better for future generations.
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