Reducing water and energy usage around the home delivers many advantages. Here are a few reasons why you should consider talking with Plumbing Systems Inc. about installing energy-efficient plumbing and heating systems. Energy Costs Are Rising We've all had energy and water bills arrive that were significantly higher than last year's, even though we used the same amount. Energy and water bills will continue to rise. More efficient plumbing and heating systems you install today will pay for themselves many times over in the coming years. Save on Water Bills With all the challenges we face now and into the future, reducing expenses will significantly benefit families and businesses. Around 2.5 gallons per minute (GPM) flows out of a traditional faucet. By contrast, a modern high-efficiency faucet reduces the water flow to about 1.5 GPM, which adds up to thousands of gallons of water per year in savings. The first generation of low-flow showerheads delivered an unsatisfying level of water pressure, which caused people to avoid installing them. However, today's models are high-performance and capable of providing the same experience as less efficient showerheads. The benefits of using less water in the shower are two-fold; you save water, but you also use less hot water, saving significant amounts on your energy bill. Benefits of High-Efficiency Heating Systems We all deserve a cozy, warm home regardless of the freezing temperatures outside. High-efficiency heating systems can do the same or better job of heating your home as less efficient models while delivering excellent benefits. Improved air quality - A high-efficiency heating system is an investment in cleaner air. Older HVAC systems pose a carbon monoxide risk. Modern HVACs use less fuel and reduce the risk of carbon monoxide buildup while also saving you money on energy bills. More control over the temperature - Modern heating systems use the latest advances to heat your home. Features like variable-speed technology ensure you can enjoy a more consistent temperature throughout the day and improved humidity control. Benefits to the Environment as Well as Your Bank Account Installing high-efficiency heating and plumbing technology in your home not only helps your bank account, but you are also helping the environment. Energy and water are resources we can no longer squander, so becoming more efficient in using them will help reduce our carbon footprint and our reliance on non-renewable resources.