How a Home Repiping Plumber Can Help You Make Your Plumbing System More Efficient
Water is likely one of your biggest utility expenses, after electricity. Your water usage also increases your energy bills – the more hot water you use, the higher your electricity payment will be. So taking steps to make your plumbing system more efficient will help you save a lot of money each month. In the process, you’ll also be reducing your environmental footprint by cutting back on your water usage and your energy consumption.
Here are a few key things that a home repiping plumber can help you do to make your home’s plumbing system more efficient:
You probably turn on one of the faucets in your home dozens of times a day when you are at home. Installing an aerator can slow down the amount of water pouring through your taps without lowering the water pressure, which was a problem for previous iterations of low-flow faucets. You can do everything you normally would with your faucet without any noticeable change in service, and yet you can use less water while you’re doing it.
Get Low-Flow Toilets
Older toilets used many gallons of water every time they were flushed. Now, you can get low-flow toilets that use a little over one gallon each time they flush. You can save a lot of water by installing them in all the bathrooms in your house. You can save even more water by installing a dual-flush toilet that uses more water for solid waste flushes and less for liquid waste flushes.
Add Pipe Insulation
Your water heater makes sure the water is the temperature you want it, but then it has to send the water through your pipes and to your faucets and shower heads. Along the way, that water is going to lose some of its heat. The colder it is outside, the more heat it will lose. You can prevent some of this energy loss by adding insulation to your pipes. The insulation will also help the water that sits in the pipes between uses to retain more of its heat over longer periods.
Get a Tankless Water Heater
Traditional water heaters hold a certain amount of water in them and keep the water hot and ready for use. The bigger the water heater, the more hot water available. Heating that water and keeping it at the appropriate temperatures uses a lot of energy. A tankless water heater helps to cut back on your home’s energy costs by heating water very quickly by sending it over hot coils as it is needed. Energy is used only when the water is needed, so no energy is wasted.
Replace & Upgrade Pipes
Older pipes can cause your home to leak water, to work harder, or to use more energy. They may have loose fittings, hairline cracks, corrosion, or other problems that are making them less efficient. Or you just may have pipes with materials that are not energy-efficient, so they are costing you more in utility costs in the long run. A Los Angeles repiping plumber can inspect your system and give you suggestions about what repairs or upgrades you can make to get a more efficient system. You may just need to replace a failing pipe or two, or you may need to upgrade to a more energy-efficient and corrosion-resistant system that will give you consistent performance and help you save money.
You can make both small and large changes to improve your plumbing system’s efficiency so that you cut back your home’s water and energy consumption. Talk to a Los Angeles repiping plumber about which of these options would have the most impact on your home.
Call Qualified Repiping Plumbers In Los Angeles, CA
The repiping plumbers at Integrity Repipe in California are ready to help you. We can diagnose your system to help you understand where it needs some repairs or where it could just use a little help. Even if your plumbing system is perfectly healthy, we can help you to make it more efficient by installing low-flow devices like toilets and aerators. If you have an aging system, we can give you recommendations for a repipe that will help you lower your repair and utility costs over the years. We specialize in PEX repiping, which is one of the most energy-efficient materials on the market and which is resistant to corrosion, helping to improve performance. Contact us in California to schedule a consultation or inspection with a repiping plumber and learn more.
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