Green Tech Plumbing is an environmentally responsible plumbing company and we feel that sustainable plumbing is the future. Our customers throughout Des Plaines, IL, and the surrounding suburbs benefit from the latest in plumbing technology while protecting the planet and saving money. Water and energy are precious commodities. Water costs and energy costs often go hand in hand together. That's why we've made it our goal to reduce; chemical loads in our sewers, water usage, and energy usage throughout the community.
Plumbing - Saving Energy
A large amount of energy is spent on drinking water, waste lines, and water heaters. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), we use 3% of our electric energy to move and process drinking water annually. Additionally, nearly 20% of a home's energy usage goes to the water heater. It can be as high as nearly 30% for homes that utilize an electric water heater over gas. That's a lot of energy to keep hot water on standby. It also represents millions of pounds of greenhouse gases. A large part of sustainable plumbing is changing out fixtures and upgrading equipment to more efficient technology.
Plumbing - Saving Water
The second biggest factor in sustainable plumbing is water usage. As population densities rise, the demand for freshwater increases. Every year our existing supply lines are seeing greater and greater demand. So much so that 36 states are predicted to suffer from major water shortages in the next five years.
Replacing old conventional water heaters with more efficient models can save up to 40% off your water bill. The average house has 3.15 gallons of water in the supply lines. Just waiting for the water to heat up 3x a day wastes nearly 10 gallons of water. Multiply that by every conventional tank in America and we're talking about billions of gallons of water.
Sustainable plumbing has developed several types of alternatives to the old-fashioned water heater. New water heating systems such as tankless designs are more energy-efficient and waste less water. The environmental impact is minimized and the customer saves money in the long run.
Sustainable Plumbing Services
Green Tech Plumbing specializes in sustainable plumbing. Some of the technologies we routinely install in Des Plaines, IL, and the surrounding communities include the following:
- Tankless Water Heaters
- Storage/Tank-Type Water Heaters
- Heat Pump Water Heaters
- Combination/Combo Space and Water Heating Systems
- Solar Water Heating
- Recirculating Pumps
Different sustainable plumbing systems are used for different situations but what they all have in common is that they save energy and water.
Book An Appointment
If you're concerned about your energy or water usage then give our plumbers a call. We'll evaluate your current plumbing fixtures and equipment and look for ways to save you money while helping the out environment. Contact us online anytime to get started on a free estimate.