At Durham Plumbing Services, were not only focused on a product’s style, but also the impact it has on the environment. Fortunately, going green doesn’t mean sacrificing performance or style. Most customers are not aware that achieving a green bathroom doesn’t mean using a showerhead with little pressure, or a toilet that is unable flush properly. Manufacturers have made significant progress creating products that are not only stylish, but also offer superior performance and quality and the benefits are amazing. Homes fitted with water-efficient fixtures can save, on average, 30,000 gallons of water per year. If just 1 out of every 10 home owners in the US installed water-efficient fixtures, it would save more than 300 billion gallons of water and nearly 2 billion dollars each year. Whether you are looking for a simple Eco-facelift, or a complete Green up-fit, Durham Plumbing Services can install these new products in your home at a price you can afford. Not only have Eco-friendly fixtures become very affordable, but the return on the investment is outstanding.
Durham, Raleigh and Chapel Hill all offer plumbing rebates for up-fitting your home with new eco-friendly products. Visit the City of Durham’s website here: http://www.durhamnc.gov/
Today’s Eco Friendly Plumbing fixtures include Tank-less Water Heaters, as well as water saving, high efficiency Toilets, Faucets and Showerheads.
The biggest culprit of high water usage is the toilet. It accounts for nearly 30% of residential indoor water consumption and most of the water wasted in American homes. Thankfully, a new program has recently been introduced which makes finding an efficient toilet easier than ever. A toilet with the WaterSense label from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifies that the product is not only water-efficient, but is also high-performing. This means your toilet will flush just as well with a eco-friendly toilet as your old, high volume toilet. For most homes, we can install this toilet in your home for $250.00 or less. With the rebate program Durham County offers, that can get your new toilet installed for only $150.00 or less out of your pocket. That’s cheaper than a new high volume toilet.
Water Saving Faucets
New products from Moen, Delta and other manufacturers feature soft, modern styles and hold the WaterSense label. This indicates the faucet has met the EPA’s guidelines for water-efficient products. These eco-friendly faucets incorporate a flow-optimized aerator, allowing the faucet to flow at a rate of 1.5 gallons per min (gpm), versus traditional aerators which flow at 2.2 (gpm).
Water Saving Showerheads
Eco-friendly, water-efficient showerheads are also becoming very common. New Flow-Optimized, Water-Saving showerheads reduces the flow of water to 1.75 (gpm) versus the industry standard of 2.5 gpm. This is up to a 30% water savings (or more depending on your family size). Not only is this savings significant in reducing water consum
ption, but it also reduces energy costs since it uses less water. At the same time, reducing the consumption doesn’t reduce the pressure. So best of all, homeowners can still experience a high-performance shower.
We also install and repair hot water heaters and tankless water heaters. If you are looking for a plumber in Durham that is capable of sump pump repair we have got you covered. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you have.