There are several benefits of having an energy efficient home; for the environment and your health and safety, but for your wallet, too. When it comes to energy efficient fixtures, most people don’t think about their plumbing. But old and outdated plumbing fixtures don’t only waste water and energy, they can end up costing you hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars over time.
The pains of a low-efficiency plumbing system can be many. And while they may all seem small, together they can create a giant headache for homeowners.
Higher utility bills, a larger carbon footprint and health and safety risks are some of the main issues associated with low-efficient plumbing systems. Older appliances, such as dishwashers and washing machines, are not only less efficient but are made from outdated technology that can put your and your family’s health at risk.
Older toilets use much more water than newer models to do the same job and this not only wastes water, it can increase your water bill by hundreds of dollars over the life of the toilet. Likewise, new shower heads not only offer more pressure than older models, they use much less water.
A well-functioning plumbing system is something most homeowners take for granted. Unfortunately, since you don’t truly realize the value it until something goes wrong, it can be hard to prioritize fixes. If saving money is top of your list, focus first on the smaller, less expensive fixes that can make a huge difference.
By following these simple tips from Midway Plumbing, you can save money all year. Start off on the right foot by booking maintenance with Midway Plumbing and replacing out of date equipment!