Plumbing Upgrades That Save You Money

Are you on the prowl for new ways to save money in your Lubbock, Texas, home? The latest green plumbing technologies are both efficient and economical.

Tankless and On-Demand Water Heaters

The latest and greatest water heaters provide hot water on demand. There’s no need for a storage tank, and that saves space. You don’t have to worry about leaks, and these units live for about 20 years. That’s twice as long as traditional tanked units that last for around 10 years.

Water travels through a pipe during which it’s heated by a gas burner or an electric heating element. Small tankless water heaters can be used to generate additional hot water for laundry, washing dishes or for showering and bathing. Larger units can provide hot water for the whole house.

On-demand units eliminate energy losses associated with keeping a full tank of water hot. Instead, hot water is only generated as needed. Tankless units also eliminate energy losses that accrue while running the water and waiting for it to heat up. Savings can stretch to 15 percent annually.

Low Flow Toilets

Low flow toilet technology can save you money as well. Compared to traditional toilets, low flow fixtures have a smaller tank. That allows greater efficiency of water use. Traditional flush toilets use about 3.4 gallons of water per flush. Low flow toilets only use about 1.6 gallons per flush. No plumbing revisions are required, so installation is quick and easy. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, high-efficiency toilets can save you up to $2,200 during the lifetime of the fixture.

Residential and commercial plumbing upgrades conserve water while saving you money. To schedule an installation of either of these money-saving plumbing items, call us at (806) 589-1014. We serve all of Lubbock, Texas, including the South Plains.

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