If you are planning on doing renovations to your bathroom, they are a great way to add value to your home. With your renovations you may also want to consider improvements that help make your home more energy-efficient, such as upgrading water heaters, installing modern manifold plumbing system and using low-flow fixtures. Here are some of the ways that plumbing improvements will help you get more savings from your bathroom remodeling project:
1. Reducing Costs and Saving Energy with Plastic Pipes and Manifolds
Copper has long been the choice for home water lines because it is durable and resistant to corrosion, which makes it ideal for potable water uses. Today, the cost of copper makes it expensive to use, but there are other alternatives. Plastic pipe systems are some of the newest alternatives to copper water lines, which give you many benefits like flexibility, easy installation and the availability of affordable plumbing manifold systems. Adding a plastic pipe system with a manifold is a great way to improve the energy-efficiency of your household plumbing system and makes repairs and improvements easier to do.
2. Low-Flow Plumbing Fixtures That Help Reduce Water Consumption in The Bathroom
Low-flow plumbing fixtures are another way you can improve the energy efficiency of your bathroom remodeling project. To start, you will want to consider the design of showers or bathtubs and the type of fixtures you want to use. For example, you may want to use a rain shower head to create a relaxing environment that uses less water. Today, there are also massaging shower fixtures that use less water. Also, consider replacing your toilet with a model that uses less water to flush, as well as low consumption sink faucets.
3. Water Heater Upgrades to Meet the Water Demands of Your Household
One of the biggest improvements to consider for energy-efficient bathroom plumbing upgrades are water heater replacements. Today, you have several options depending on the hot water needs of your household. For a smaller home, you may want to have an on-demand water heater to meet the water needs of your family. If you have other hot water needs, consider solutions like heat pump systems that are an efficient solution for replacing conventional tank water heaters.
These are some of the improvements that will help you get more savings from your bathroom remodeling project. If you need help with plumbing upgrades, contact a plumbing service like VINES PLUMBING & WATER RESTORATION to help with some of these improvements for your bathroom renovations.