Efficiency and user-friendly seldom go hand in hand. If you choose to conserve and do what you can to preserve the environment, chances are you have to work a little harder finding the products and services you need.
For a plumbing company to be considered green, and recognized as a Green Plumbing accredited company, you have to meet several requirements and undergo training. Just saying your green doesn’t necessarily make it so.
So what can you look for when you’re searching through websites and calling on the phone to plumbing companies in Colorado? How can you make sure you have a plumber who practices green methods?
- Start by looking for Green Plumbers accreditation. If a plumber is truly green, he will have gone through a series of green training programs, and be an accredited green plumber.
- Ask questions. A green plumber will have a variety of options to give you tips on how to save resources, and still have a well functioning home. You don’t need to give up one for the other.
- Find energy efficient options. Virtually everything in your home has an energy efficient option. Instead of a traditional water heater, why not install a hot water circulation system? You’ll save a considerable amount of water over time because you’ll have access to instant hot water. You’ll find your local plumber has dozens of tips just like this.
- Plan for the future. A green plumber will also be happy to audit your home and provide you with a plan for future upgrades. Most of us can’t afford to rebuild our homes from the ground up with top of the line green resources. But there are things you can do over time. Make a priority list with your local plumber, and work at things slowly. Choose things that will reap the biggest rewards up front.
The key to a good green strategy is to do a little at a time. Know what will give you the biggest bang for your buck. Invest in things that have the largest payback. Follow up with additional items as time and budget allows. With the savings you’ll quickly see, you’ll be glad you did.