As the spring season comes back around, you may be amped up to enhance your bottom line. A great tactic for reducing overhead costs is to be more energy efficient with your operations. When it comes to plumbing, there are many energy-efficient upgrades your business can choose to invest in.
If your building is older, the plumbing may have been installed without adequate insulation. Plumbing insulation is typically comprised of foam that is cut into long strips and fitted around the piping. In some hard-to-reach areas, insulation tape may be utilized. When you have sufficient pipe insulation, especially on your warm water lines, it helps to keep that water hot while it’s delivered throughout your building. The more warmth your hot water can retain, the less often users will require turning up the heat on the faucet dial.
A great commercial plumbing upgrade is a low-flow toilet. Turbo Plumbing & Rooter in Granada Hills, CA can install low-flow toilets that offer 20% more energy savings over standard toilets. Older toilets can use up to eight gallons of water for every flush. A low-flow toilet will use less than one and a half gallons. Granada Hills and the surrounding areas often have water shortages over the summer. Low-flow toilets are a great way to contribute to conserving water.
Dual-Flush Toilet Conversion
Another great way to be more efficient with your business’s water usage is to install dual-flush toilet conversion kits on all of your toilets. These offer two flow options. The low-power option is for flushing liquid waste. The full flush option is ideal for flushing solid waste. With every three flushes being liquid waste, your business can save a bundle by using less water.
Low-Flow Faucet Aerators
An inexpensive upgrade for your business’s plumbing is a low-flow faucet aerator. This device simply screws onto your existing faucets and helps to insert more air into the water that is coming out. This ends up using less water while still being able to maintain the same amount of water pressure that many people are used to. Experts suggest that you’ll be able to enjoy up to 50% of monetary savings on your water and utility bills.
Tankless Water Heater
Another great energy-efficient commercial plumbing upgrade is a tankless water heater. These water heaters produce hot water on demand as compared to pre-heating water like traditional tank water heaters. Tankless options use less energy as all the water being heated is delivered to the user, unlike tank water heaters where hot water is constantly reheated until the user needs it. Most businesses can enjoy energy savings of up to 25% on electric bills when using tankless water heaters.
If you’re ready to invest in some energy-efficient plumbing fixtures for your business, contact Turbo Plumbing & Rooter today!