You may want to transform your home with improvements that help save energy. Solar energy can be a great way to improve your home, but there are also improvements that you want to do to make your mechanical systems more efficient. Some of these improvements can include the plumbing in your home. Here are some of the energy efficient improvements that you may want to consider for your home's plumbing systems:
1. Installing Solar Water Heaters To Supplement Mechanical Systems
Solar water heaters are a great solution to use solar energy in your home. They have advantages over PV solar panels, such as being more affordable and not as regulated in some areas. Another advantage is that they can be used for the mechanical systems in your home for hot water and heating your home. During the summer months, you may even be able to use solar collectors alone for all of your hot water needs.
2. Reduce Energy Loss By Insulating All Pipes And Using Plumbing Manifolds
Another improvement that you may want to consider for your plumbing is insulating all the pipes. This is especially important for hot water pipes that can lose heat as water travels to a fixture. In addition, you may want to consider plumbing manifolds, which distribute hot and cold water to reduce energy loss that can happen in the pipes, as well as make maintenance and repairs much easier.
3. Add Water Collection Systems For Outdoor Irrigation Needs And Other Chores
Water collection is another improvement that you can have done to your home. Rain collection can sometimes be used for clean potable water, but it is more commonly used for outdoor uses like irrigation or cleaning tasks. In addition to rain water, you can also have the grey water in your home diverted to use for irrigation purposes. This usually requires the water to be used directly for irrigation because storage can cause problems like odors and bacteria growth. If you want to store grey water, it is a good idea to consider a filtration system to filter the water before it gets stored in collection tanks. This prevents problems with bacteria and odors in grey water.
Improving the energy efficiency of your home can be a great way to reduce your dependence on the utility companies. If you are ready to start making your home more energy efficient, contact a plumbing contractor, like Allcounty Plumbing & Heating Corp, and talk with them about some of these improvements for your home.Share