Williams Plumbing & Drain Service understands that there is growing awareness for conserving our natural resources. Plumbing plays a major role in water conservation and energy use. It is Williams Plumbing’s responsibility to install energy efficient and low flow faucets and fixtures to save the water usage in Oklahoma.
You may wonder what water use and saving energy have to do with each other? In most cases, electricity or gas are used to heat water, and this costs you money. In addition, your water company uses energy to purify and pump water to your residence or business as well as in the treatment of your sewage. So part of your water and sewage bill is really an energy bill. The more water your home or business consumes, the more you will benefit from optimizing water use.
Here are some Green eco-friendly products that will pay for themselves through the conservation of energy:
- Low flow toilets — The U.S. Department of Energy begin mandating low flow toilets in the 1990s and use half as much water as a traditional toilet. To increase less water, there are low flow toilets that have the ability to decrease water usage to even a half flush.
- Low flow showerheads — The goal of a low head showerhead is to use less water but to maximize the most spray sensation. Just adding a new showerhead can save you up to $150 each year on electricity.
- Aerators — This device is an inexpensive way to save energy and money and can be added to any low flow fixture. An aerator is a device that attaches to the faucet head and adds air giving the impression that there is more water flow.
- Electronic faucets — The sensor on these devices allows the water flow to stop when it is not used. This option is more expensive than a traditional faucet but it no time at all will pay for itself plus.
- Metering faucets — The design of this device allows a certain amount of water to be used with each wash.
- Water heater insulation jacket — On tanks that are seven years of age or older, insulate the first three feet of the heated water “out” pipe from your water heater.
- Repairing leaking pipes, fixtures, and seals will also save on water conservation. Hot water leaking at a rate of 1 drip per second can waste up to 1,661 gallons of water over the course of a year, and waste up to $35 in electricity or in natural gas. Fixing drips is a cost-effective and easy way to save energy.