Do you want to turn your house into a green home? There are many ways to do that, and one of the main ones is by using green plumbing. Here are some ways:
Low-flow shower heads
This type of shower head was featured on a classic “Seinfeld” episode. They lower the flow of water that the showerhead releases. This is by just reducing the current, or mixing the water with air. This boosts the water flow speed. The water spray seems to be getting the body’s skin as wet as with a standard shower head, even though it’s not the case.
Steam can be as effective as water for a shower or bath. It can still remove dirt and grime from a person’s skin and clean out the pores. There are also various health benefits of steam. That includes boosting circulation and relaxing muscles.
Many water filters on the market are effective. It’s a cheaper option than buying bottled water. This can make the water as fresh as when purchasing bottled water. You can also use a reusable water bottle in your fridge. This prevents the need to throw out many plastic bottles.
Toilets can use up to about one-quarter of household water. You can reduce that amount by using a dual-flush toilet. You can use it for a low-power and high-power flush. This can help to save your household a lot of money on utility bills.
Turn off the tap
Make sure to avoid keeping the running water.
Whole-house water filters
You can install water filters in your home that remove chemicals/toxins from the water. That makes the plumbing fixtures and heaters last longer.
Tankless water heaters
This type of water heater uses a smaller amount of energy than standard tank-type water heaters. There are several other benefits. They take up less space, last up to a decade longer, and provide continuous hot water since the tank size isn’t a factor.
There are a few drawbacks of tankless water heaters. There’s limited output, the hot water isn’t always consistent, and the price tag is much higher.
Rainwater harvesting system
You can use stored rainwater to water your plants and grass. You can get the water that falls on various surfaces on and around your home, and then reuse it. This can save a lot of money you’d normally have to spend on using H2O from the local water company.