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Tips to Improve the Efficiency of Your Plumbing System

by christie Callihoo - 02 Aug 2022, Tuesday 153 Views Like (0)
Tips to Improve the Efficiency of Your Plumbing System

An efficient plumbing system with no leakage or defects will consume less water due to which more energy is saved, so you can live in an eco-friendly environment. Due to plumbing defects, wasted water can damage your building and become a cause of increased pollution in your surroundings. 

Along with that, more water and energy consumption can also increase your utility bills. Therefore, you can take a few simple steps to make your plumbing system more efficient and save more water, energy, and money.

Generally, the homeowner is responsible to keep the plumbing system in up-to-date condition. So, taking the help of an expert plumbing service provider is the best way to get rid of all plumbing issues. The article highlights some tips that can help you improve your plumbing system.

Check Leakage

Regular inspection of your house plumbing systems is very important to diagnose the leaks and get them fixed in a timely manner. While inspecting the plumbing system, some factors can help you diagnose a leakage in the system such as moulds or smell around the taps and pipelines, rusting or hard water stains in the sink or on the iron pipes, and water dripping sound, and wet bathroom floor. Moreover, a sudden increase in water bills is a sign of an unusual consumption or wastage of water.

Improve Insulation

Uninsulated pipes can be damaged when exposed to extreme temperatures because high or low temperatures can crack the pipes. Therefore, insulation can help you minimize the impact of weather on your pipelines.

Besides that, insulated pipes maintain the temperature of the water coming from the heater to the tap, so that you get instant hot water whenever needed. Also, when the tap is turned off insulated pipes do not let the hot water in the pipes lose temperature and water remains hot for a long period of time.

Replace Worn Pipes

Most commonly water leakage occurs in old pipelines as they get cracked due to rusting or some other reasons. Homeowners should investigate the pipelines and replace the old pipelines with new ones. By doing so, you can control the leakage issue before time.

In addition to leakage, the worn pipelines can pollute the water passing through them,  which ultimately gets wasted by the homeowners. Hence, changing your pipeline at the right time can minimize water loss.

Install Tankless Water Heater

Ordinary water heaters can store gallons of hot water in them and take a lot of energy to heat the water. Hot water stored in the tank becomes cold due to the outside temperature. As a result, the energy consumed to heat the water gets wasted and more energy is consumed to heat it again. 

Therefore, the use of tankless water heaters is the best way to improve the efficiency of your residential plumbing system. As the tankless water heater consumes less energy and heats the water instantly by passing it through the coil. Hence, the loopholes in your system causing energy loss are limited. 

Use Low-Flow Toilet

Low-flow toilets have better pressure than traditional toilets and consume half of the water per flush as compared to standard toilets.

Thus, a decrease in water consumption ultimately decreases energy consumption and improves the plumbing system efficiency. So, homeowners should replace the traditional toilet set with a low-flow toilet to save more energy.

Use Green Plumbing Technology

Advanced green plumbing technology is being used in Canada and other countries to reduce the waste of water. In addition, it helps reduce the consumption of gas and electricity, for this reason, homeowners are replacing their traditional plumbing system with green plumbing system to save on utility bills.

Some famous green plumbing technologies include low-flow taps, low-flow showers, recyclable pipelines, solar water heating systems, greywater recycling systems, tankless water heaters, and green sprinkler systems.

Install Low-flow Taps And Showerheads

Low-flow equipment gives you a smooth water pressure and helps you use less water. They record the water consumption in gallons per minute so that you can control the consumption according to your need.

Moreover, you can also control the water bills as this equipment shows the flow rate in pounds per square.

Use Solar Collectors

Solar energy is being used to lower fossil fuel energy consumption and make life efficient, similarly, solar energy can help you improve plumbing system efficiency. Therefore, solar water heaters and photovoltaic panels are being used to heat water with solar energy for residential and commercial use.

People living in areas with good solar radiation can take full advantage of solar collectors and save a lot of money on fossil fuel energy bills. 

Bottom Line

To improve the efficiency of your plumbing system it's important to control the energy consumption and water wastage which is only possible by checking the condition of plumbing equipment and updating the plumbing system resources with new technologies.