Water is one of the most important resources we have on Earth, and plumbing and heating systems play a huge role in ensuring its sustainability. That’s why, in celebration of World Plumbing Day last March 11, our experts at Palo Alto Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning have listed our best plumbing tips to help your home become more efficient at water conservation.
- WaterSense-Certified Products
Modern plumbing fixtures have undergone quite a few upgrades that allow them to deliver the same level of performance but with much less water usage. If you’re due for some replacements anyway, consider using faucets, toilets and showerheads with a WaterSense label.
- A Precious Resource
Efficient plumbing and heating systems aren’t just helpful for your own home, but for your neighbors as well. California has suffered through a few of the nation’s worst droughts, and by reducing your own water consumption, you’re giving areas with water shortages a fighting chance at staving off the effects of drought.
- Water and Energy
While the primary purpose of the WaterSense label is to identify the products that conserve the most water, they can contribute to your overall energy savings somewhat as well. For example, a WaterSense-certified faucet aerator reduces energy usage by using much less water than similar faucets.
- Caring for Your Pipes
Appropriate regular maintenance of your plumbing system, including pipework, is essential in keeping your water conservation efforts effective. Seal leakages and take care of other common problems to avoid unnecessary waste. A full inspection can help you find problematic areas you otherwise might never have known about.
Trust Us for All Your Plumbing and Heating Needs
Many homeowners take their plumbing and heating systems for granted, but they’re both an essential part of any home. Keep your plumbing in excellent condition with Palo Alto. Call us at (650) 856-3400 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a service visit today.