Top 5 most environmentally-friendly plumbing appliances and fixtures

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The Best Eco-Friendly Plumbing Appliances and Fixtures: Advice from a Mornington Plumber

As a licensed plumbing contractor in Mornington, we understand the importance of protecting the environment. Recognising the value of water as a scarce resource, we advocate for water conservation in all areas of the home. Plumbing appliances and fixtures can play a huge role in this, as they can significantly reduce your water and energy usage. Choosing eco-friendly options for your plumbing system will aid in minimising wastage, helping you to contribute to a greener future. In today’s blog, we’ll be discussing our top 5 most environmentally-friendly plumbing appliances and fixtures for your home.


Low-Flow Toilets

Toilets are one of the biggest water-consuming appliances in our homes, and according to the Environmental Protection Agency, toilets actually account for up to 30% of the water that we use in our homes. In fact, an average toilet uses around 6 litres per flush. Low-flow toilets, on the other hand, use much less water per flush, usually around 4.5 litres or less. This could potentially end up saving you close to 60,000 litres of water per year, considering how often we flush our toilets (especially if you live in a large household!). This will not only help the environment, but can also save you a great deal on your water bill. You should always look at the energy efficiency stars of a product before purchasing, aiming to purchase products that have a 4-to-5-star rating. As a licensed plumber in Mornington, we can install low-flow toilets in your bathrooms to help you limit your water waste.


Dual-Flush Toilets

Another way to reduce your water wastage with your toilet is to install a dual-flushing system. Dual-flush toilets are a hybrid between traditional and low-flow toilets, offering two different flush options for solid and liquid waste. The solid waste flush uses more water, while the liquid waste flush uses significantly less. This can reduce water usage by up to 60% when compared with traditional toilets. As a residential plumber in Mornington, HRA Plumbing can help you with the installation of dual-flush toilets to reduce water waste and protect the environment.

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Tankless Water Heaters

Traditional water heaters use a large tank to store your hot water, constantly heating it to maintain a consistent temperature. However, this can actually waste a lot of energy, especially if you don’t use hot water regularly. Tankless water heaters, on the other hand, only heat your water when you need it, reducing your energy usage and saving you money. As experienced plumbers in Mornington, we’re available to assist with hot water installation and repair services for both traditional and tankless water heaters.


Water-Saving Showerheads

Showerheads are another major source of water waste in our homes, using up to 9 litres of water every minute. If you’re someone who enjoys a long shower, you could be using up to 90 litres for a 10-minute rinse! Water-saving showerheads can reduce water usage by up to 70%, whilst still providing you with a satisfying shower experience. As professional plumbers on the Mornington Peninsula, we can recommend and install water-efficient showerheads that will not only help the environment, but also save you money on your water bill.

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Energy-Efficient Dishwashers

Dishwashers can use a lot of water and energy, especially if they’re old and inefficient in terms of their energy usage. Energy-efficient dishwashers on the other hand use much less water and energy per cycle. Some new dishwashers even have a “half-load” option for smaller loads, which uses less water to clean less dishes. When it’s time to replace your old dishwasher, consider choosing an energy-efficient model to reduce your environmental impact and save money on your water bills. Again, make sure to check their energy-efficient star rating, and aim for a dishwasher that has a 4 or 5 star rating. As a licensed plumber in Mornington, we can help you install an energy-efficient dishwasher that will suit your needs.

Other Ways a Plumber Can Help You to Reduce Your Environmental Impact

As well as installing environmentally-friendly plumbing appliances and fixtures, we also offer a range of other services to help you reduce your environmental impact. Our CCTV drain inspection services for example can help identify and resolve drainage issues before they become major problems. For example, we can detect leaks early on, before they escalate and you waste significant amounts of water. This will help you to reduce water waste and protect the environment. We also offer other general plumbing services, including the repair of leaking taps and showerheads. If you’re experiencing leaks, blocked drains or a blocked toilet on the Mornington Peninsula, we’re here to help.

Need a Licensed Plumber in Mornington? Get in Touch with HRA Plumbing

At HRA Plumbing, we’re committed to helping our clients reduce their environmental impact and save money on their water and energy bills. As Mornington Peninsula plumbers, we have the experience and expertise to provide high-quality plumbing services that are both environmentally-friendly and cost-effective. Whether you need hot water installation, gas plumbing, bathroom renovation, or any other plumbing services, we’re here to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, or to learn more about our Peninsula plumbing services.