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Going Green with Your Plumbing – Home Improvements That Are More Efficient

When it comes to making home improvements that are more efficient, going green with your plumbing is a great way to do it. Making updates to plumbing fixtures is a great way to not only reduce your carbon footprint by using less energy and water but it also reduces your monthly utilities. There are a lot of options available these days that make going green with your plumbing easier and more affordable than ever. Here are some home improvements that are more efficient.

HET Toilets


High-efficiency toilets, otherwise known as HET toilets are one example of home improvements that are more efficient. Older toilets, especially those that predate the environmental protection act that came into play in 1994, are far less efficient. With some toilets using as much as 7 gallons with each flush! Think about how many people are in your household, this could add up to thousands of gallons of unnecessary water waste each year. HET toilets use as little as half a gallon of water with each flush, and many of them two different settings, one for liquid waste and one for solid waste. This allows them to not only work efficiently but also effectively. HET toilets are an easy way to go green with your plumbing.

On-Demand Water Heaters

On-demand water heaters are the way of the future when it comes to water heaters. If you are in the market for a new

Tankless water heater

water heater, then you must consider installing an on demand water heater. Unlike their larger, bulkier, tank storage predecessors, on demand water heater only heat water as it is needed. Making them a home improvement that is more efficient because they do not waste electricity or gas in order to keep a constant supply of hot water ready.  Plus, as an added bonus they take up less room and last longer, making them a smart choice when going green with your plumbing.


Replacing old faucets with more efficient, newer faucets is another way to go green with your plumbing. Newer faucets are designed to use less water and are therefore more efficient. You may also find that the existing faucets in your home may be leaking. Over time the small components inside a faucet will break down, when this happens it is a good idea to go ahead and replace the faucet. Replacing the faucets in your home is not only a home improvement that is more efficient but it also allows you to modernize your space without having to spend a lot of time and money.

For more tips on going green with your plumbing and other home improvements that are more efficient contact John Owen’s Service today!

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