Water Usage Is Critical
Did you realize that waste water is one of the easiest things to combat in an effort to make your home more eco-friendly? Why? Because it will be adding green style fixtures and plumbing to your existing, or new home save the environment. Oh, and by the way this will also save you money.
How much water do you use when you take a shower? Wash a load of clothes? Flush a toilet? Even brush your teeth? One important measurement of water use is how much water one person uses in one day, or per-capita water use (per is Latin for by and capita is Latin for head). The number is usually expressed as gallons of water used per person per day. So, what's next?
It has become a new thought for most people around the world to be thinking about how you can do your part for making your home Green. It's widely accepted as well that doing your part will enhance the contribution to saving the planet. Green Plumbing is a whole new way of conserving energy as it relates to water usage. So while many people talk about being GREEN these days, Action Plumbing and Heating invites you to find out more about green plumbing and why it's so important for your home in entire Madison area.
Everyone understands that our planets natural resources are limited. And most understand that it especially means water. Are you also aware that conserving water also helps with air pollution and conserving our other resources like electricity, coal, gas, and diesel? Quite frankly, this means that every gallon of water you don't use cuts down on fossil fuels used in conjunction with water consumption. The result, is using less water also equals less air pollution. So green plumbing is really about using energy-saving appliances, low-flow fixtures, and a little common sense when it comes to using water.
If everyone in America would take advantage of the latest state of the art green plumbing fixtures and appliances, it is estimated that the U.S. alone could prevent 91 million tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere every year! This is phenomenal.
Here are some reported facts out there you may be interested to learn about water usage. Think about this for a moment and call us to evaluate your home on how you may be able to conserve more water.
- Toliets use 26% of water in the household
- Laundry uses 22%
- Showers 17%
- Faucets 16%
- Leaks 14%
- Baths 2%
- Dish Washers 1%
Today the average family of 4 uses 115,000 to 180,000 gallons of water a year. Can you believe that? So in our part to help the environment, we wanted to give you a few green plumbing ideas and facts that we put together to show you how to conserve energy without giving up personal comfort. One of the most important things Action Plumbing & Heating would like to do is to help educate you to new green plumbing technology that provides the same or superior comfort level as traditional plumbing products. We can get you started thinking about a replacement for your water heater. Take a look at this short list for consideration; and then give us a call to discuss a proposal for installation and all the variety of products we have available for your home.
- Solar Water Heaters are the most efficient
- Electric Water Heaters can be nearly 100% efficient
- Tankless Water Heaters can be up to 98% efficient and a space saver
- Tank Type Gas Water Heaters are about 62% efficient, however some Hybrid units can be as efficient as 98%
- Take the test right now. Go to http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/sq3.html and take the water science questionnaire. Review your results and then call Action Plumbing & Heating at 608-249-DRIP (3747) right away to discuss specifics in your home. Be Green! It's Cool.