Most plumbing systems are featured in every home and business structure. Most of us take our plumbing system for granted, but the fact is that it delivers fresh water to our kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms. Additionally, it removes wastewater from our homes and into our sewer or septic system. However, we are now well into the 21st century, which features some of the latest energy-efficient plumbing innovations that will complement our plumbing system.
Most HomeOwners Can Handle The Basic Plumbing Issues
Most homeowners don’t encounter many plumbing issues except for an occasional clogged drain or leaky toilet. Therefore, homeowners can handle the vast majority of plumbing issues but some require the expertise of a plumbing expert. Additionally, suppose you’re adding the latest new energy-efficient innovations, such as the garbage disposal, voice or touch-activated sink, or even the newest in toilet design and technology. In that case, you’ll need a top-notch plumbing contractor for the installation.
Nothing Can Replace The Experience Of A Licensed Plumbing Contractor
Some plumbing repairs are for the average do-it-yourself (DYI), while others necessitate the services of a licensed plumber. Save your DIYer skills for basic plumbing repairs. We live in a time where we have a DIY video for every plumbing repair or new appliance set-up. Following an instructional video may sound simple, but it won’t replace the knowledge and experience of a plumbing contractor. Most plumbing contractors will tell you how common it is to fix the average DIYer’s plumbing disaster. When you have the latest new plumbing energy-efficient innovation, call Big B’s Plumbing for a professional installation.
Modern Kitchens and Bathrooms Require More Than Meets The Eye
On the other hand, there are some areas of your home plumbing system that an experienced DIYer could complete. For example, replacing old budget faucets or replacing parts to an old toilet are all in the spectrum of a DIYer. Although some of the modern kitchens and bathroom faucets connect to WIFI, some of the latest toilets will require electricity for lighting and heated seats. Additionally, in some instances, such as a toilet with a bidet, it will require a warm water outlet.
There Is More To Installing Latest Energy Efficient Plumbing Innovations
Most home or property owners don’t realize that there is more that goes into installing a new energy-efficient product. For example, are you updating your toilets to a more energy-saving model? Then it would be best if you changed the shut-off compression valves in the process. Compression shut-off valves have a lifespan of 8-12 years, yet some have never been replaced. Those valves that were never replaced require an experienced plumber to replace them. Actually, replacing all the shut-off valves in your home all at once could save you money. Ask your plumbing company for a special rate to replace all the shut-off valves in your home at once.
Plumbing Innovations that Save Energy
Many households are moving to the latest new energy-efficient plumbing innovations—everything from water heaters, faucets, shower heads, toilets, and more. The latest focus is on energy-efficient homes that will save on water and energy.
The Break Down Of Our Toilets And Appliances
- Cooling and heating account for 47% of total energy use.
- Your water heater consumes 14% of total energy.
- The washer and dryer account for 13% of total energy use.
- Lighting accounts for 12% of total energy use.
- Refrigerators consume 4% of total energy.
- Electric ovens consume 3–4% of total energy.
- Televisions, DVD players, and cable boxes account for 3% of total energy use.
- Dishwasher: 2% of total energy consumption
A Tankless Water Heater Has Many New Upgrades
While a tankless water heater is not a new innovation but it has so many new benefits. One benefit is taking up less space than a typical tank heater. It’s also known for durability, lasting 20 years or more compared to a storage tank heater with a life span of 10-12 years. However, the best feature is a steady supply of hot water eliminating the “cold water shock” that occurs when a typical tank water heater runs out of hot water in the middle of a bath or shower.
It Only Heats Water On-Demand
The necessity to continually heat the water is avoided because water is heated only when needed. According to the Department of Energy, a tankless on-demand water heater is 20 to 34 percent more energy efficient, in overall use. However, by maintaining a tank heater in standby mode, less energy is squandered, making it a more ecologically friendly alternative as well.
Due to hard water minerals and poor maintenance, your storage tank heater will ultimately wear out sooner than expected and will usually need replacing in less than ten years. Nevertheless, your tankless water heater will require minor maintenance and generally come with an excellent warranty.
Another Plumbing Innovation
Dual flush toilets are another water-saving plumbing innovation that may save up to a half gallon a flush compared to other models. That adds up quickly when you’re talking about a family of four or more. The dual flush toilet has two flushing options. One flushes liquid waste that uses 1.1 gallons a flush, and solid waste uses 1.28 GPF.
Other new energy-efficient innovations are the latest in low-flow shower heads and faucets. Before the turn of the century, when water conservation started becoming necessary, low-flow shower heads were not to be desired. As a result, taking a shower was no longer a pleasure until manufacturers developed newly engineered shower heads with up-to-date technologies. Now taking a shower with the newest low-flow shower head is something to look forward to.
You Have Found Your Reliable Plumbing Company
Homeowners throughout San Diego and the Inland Empire have turned to Big B’s Plumbing for all their local plumbing services. Licensed, bonded, and insured #986152