When you think about the efficiency of your home, think about all the different systems that require energy and what you can do to reduce waste. The quality of your plumbing system will determine how effective and efficient it is, which also affects aspects like cost and comfort. Here’s how your plumber can design an efficient system for your new home.
Tankless Water Heaters
If you want to boost your home’s energy efficiency with one appliance, a tankless water heater might be the way to go. Some conventional water heaters are relatively efficient, but they’re no match for the efficiency that comes with a tankless heater. Without the tank, there’s no risk for standby heat loss. That means you’ll get to use all the heat you generate. The tankless heater will heat your water as you need it, so you won’t run out and you won’t have to continuously reheat water you’re not using.
Tankless water heaters can make a huge difference, but there are many elements of your plumbing system that will shape your new home’s efficiency. Low-flow toilets and showerheads can be great choices for the bathroom. These modern toilets will use less water to flush away waste, and some come with multiple settings so you can balance power and efficiency. Low-flow showerheads control the amount of water that comes out, so you can still get clean without wasting too much water.
You can make plumbing appliances like your shower, dishwasher, or washing machine even more efficient by recycling graywater. Graywater is the water that is used when you take a shower or run these appliances, and although you shouldn’t drink it, you can recycle it. Graywater recovery systems allow you to harness this water and use it to wash the exterior of your house or irrigate your landscape.
If you’re in need of new plumbing design, don’t hesitate to call All Plumbing, Inc. at (703) 525-7973. We’re commercial and residential plumbers near Arlington, VA, and it’s our job to help you make your plumbing system as efficient as possible.