Our planet really is something amazing. From the smallest bacterium to the largest whale, each and every living creature, including humans, coexists in a miraculous balance with those around it. To respect and do their part in maintaining this balance, many people have taken to eco-conscious habits, such as using public transportation instead of driving to work or recycling things they’d usually throw away. Indeed, it’s important to reduce the strain we put on the environment, lest we cause the extinction of some of our favorite creatures.
However, many homeowners are unaware that their plumbing work, if not properly maintained, can cause disproportionate strain on the environment. Having your water piping periodically inspected by a professional is the best way to ensure that it isn’t, but P&D Mechanical provides some indications below that your plumbing work is causing undue use of your natural resources.
Even If You Aren’t Eco-Conscious, It Pays to Be Energy-Efficient
Even if you aren’t the type to radically change your lifestyle to go green, making sure your plumbing work and other appliances are energy-efficient still benefits your pocketbook. By using less energy, you pay less. It’s that simple. Thus, regardless of your habits or ideologies, keep an eye out for the following signs that your plumbing is not efficient:
● Leaks | Though you may not be using the water that’s wasted from a leak, you sure still pay for it! When not properly taken care of, leaks can get bigger, and so can your bills. Plus, water is a valuable natural resource; if you’ve adopted a waste-not-want-not mentality in an attempt to minimize your environmental impact, plumbing leaks are definitely not something you want to have around.
● Uninsulated water piping | Heating water costs energy in the form of electricity or gas, two things that both cost you money and have an environmental impact. Insulating your pipes means that you’ll pay less to heat your water and expend less energy while doing so. As a bonus, your hot water will reach your faucets and appliances faster. When you want nothing more than a hot shower on a cold Minnesota winter’s night, you’ll love having insulated pipes.
● An old water heater | Not all water heaters are energy-efficient. If your water heater is on the older side, or if you’re unsure if it’s working as well as it could be, consider investing in water heater replacement.
Need Help Going Green? P&D Mechanical is On Your Side
We aren’t just plumbing work experts; we’re knowledgeable in everything from geothermal heating to energy-efficient garbage disposals. Give our Robbinsdale location a call now at 763-533-2218.
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