How to Go Green at Home

Many of the environmental problems that threaten our planet have been brought about by human actions. While this is unfortunate, the good news is that there are steps that you can take to help the earth out.

As a homeowner, you make choices all the time. Why not make choices that are environmentally friendly? Here are some tips from our team here at Super Plumbers.

Time for Tankless?

save-waterIf you've got a traditional hot water storage tank, did you know that there are more energy efficient options available?

Tankless water heaters provide hot water on demand, which requires less energy and saves you money too.

Are Your Plumbing Fixtures Environmentally Friendly?

If you haven't done so already, it is time to change your existing plumbing fixtures so that you use less water. Your toilets use an incredible amount of water. You can reduce that significantly by putting in dual flush toilets.

Low-flow showerheads and faucets are not only fashionable, but functional. They help reduce water waste too.

Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

carbon-footprintIf you want to help the planet, take steps daily to reduce your carbon footprint like:

  • plant trees in your community
  • plant your own garden where you can grow your own food
  • walk or bike instead of driving
  • buy locally sourced produce and meats
  • take showers instead of baths
  • hang laundry on the clothesline instead of using the dryer

Earth Day Celebrations

Beyond making environmentally friendly choices every day, take some time on Earth Day on April 22 to be even more environmentally friendly.

How good are you about recycling? Use Earth Day to fine-tune your recycling program. Do you recycle e-waste? Think beyond the garbage for recycling and constantly look for ways to re-use or recycle your belongings too, like clothing and furniture.

It’s a great day to become active in your community as well. Join a community group that works to greenify where you live.

Ditch Plastic Water Bottles

While plastic water bottles to grab and go are convenient, they are horrible for the environment. Not only that, but it is a super expensive way to consume your water.

Putting in a water filtration system at home is easy, inexpensive and gives you great water in an environmentally friendly way.

You can easily have one installed right on your faucet, which means clean, clear water whenever you need it, without the empty plastic bottles to deal with.