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What Is Green Plumbing?

undefinedIn today’s society, living a “green” life is becoming quite popular. Living green means you are doing your part to help protect and preserve the environment and the planet.

There are many ways that you can do your part for the environment and planet. You can drive a hybrid automobile or, even better, not drive at all and utilize bicycles. You can use energy-saving lights and appliance, and you can make recycling a part of your daily routine. Another way to live a green life is with green plumbing.

Green plumbing involves reducing water usage, recycling water, and making use of sustainable resources. You can seek out the services of a licensed green plumber to help make your home’s plumbing as green as possible. Licensed green plumbers know all there is to know about utilizing solar power for hot water, water-saving technologies, and other green aspects of plumbing.

Your green plumber can conduct a water audit of your home. This 50-point inspection of your home will help you pinpoint various ways to reduce your water usage. Once you have determined where you can make reductions, you can begin making the needed changes. It may or may not involve upgrading your appliances to more water/energy efficient models, depending on the make and model of your current appliances. For example, upgrading your water heater to a hybrid model can significantly impact your energy usage when it comes to heating your water. Hybrid water heaters provide an endless supply of hot water on demand, and emits ultra low emissions, meaning it leaves almost no carbon footprint.

In addition to helping the environment, some of the changes you make may qualify you for a government rebate. The green plumber you choose will have all of the information you need to apply for and receive the various rebates. Once your home has green plumbing, you can rest easy knowing that you are doing your part to reduce your carbon footprint and protect the environment.

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