When it comes to updating your home, your first thought probably isn’t plumbing. But small plumbing updates—like installing new faucets or replacing old toilets—can make a big difference in design and your pocketbook.
Increasing the value of your home can be as simple as replacing outdated plumbing fixtures with new efficient ones. The next time you’re cleaning your bathroom or standing in your kitchen, ask yourself what you’d change if you could—because we can help you do it! Maybe you want a higher toilet or a more efficient showerhead, and perhaps dishes would be less of a chore with a pullout kitchen faucet or water that was instantly hot.
In addition to adding home value, updating aged plumbing fixtures to modern ones can help you save a bundle on water bills. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that if all U.S. homes installed water-efficient fixtures and appliances—like toilets, faucets, showerheads, and even water heaters—our entire country would save more than three trillion gallons of water and more than $18 billion per year. That’s an improvement we can all appreciate.
Easy Ways to Updates Your Plumbing
Here are a few of the easiest, and most affordable, ways you can update your water service, recommended by our plumbers:
- Upgrade your toilet—look for the WaterSense® label that indicates high efficiency. WaterSense toilets can help you save up to $100 a year on water and sewer bills.
- Replace your faucets—a single WaterSense faucet can save up to 700 gallons of water every year. They slow water flow to meet EPA guidelines, while still providing the pressure you need.
- Install new showerheads—showers are the easiest place to waste water. WaterSense showerheads can reduce your water use by more than 2,900 gallons per year.
- Swap out your water heater—water heaters last an average of 10 to 15 years. Replace your inefficient model with one that can save you more than 50 percent in operating costs.
From home plumbing updates to Bryant® systems, remember that our team is here for you. Just give us a call and let us know how we can help you. In the meantime, learn more about water heaters in our blog from spring.