Being a sustainable member of the community is all the rage in Ireland lately. Nobody wants to see our local parks full of waste or our loved ones feeling sick from toxicity. Many homes in Dublin and beyond tend to be culprits in environmental damage, given they were built in days where the impact wasn't understood. However, as we look towards the future, there are things we can do to change that!
You'd be forgiven for not knowing where to start if you want to make your home more eco-friendly. Irish lives have become accustomed to traditional assets in their home - not understanding their environmental impact =. There are plenty of small ways we can fix up our homes to help reduce our carbon footprint. We've listed 5 below:
It's safe to say that showers are used quite frequently in homes. That means a lot of water will pass through them every day - an estimated nearly 8 liters, in fact. Installing some eco-friendly shower heads can reduce water usage by about 30% - saving on bills and excess wastewater being dumped into the local environment.
Green toilets are not just a color - they are some of the most environmentally-friendly assets you can have in your home! Toilets are subject to leaks and plumbing issues that aren't particularly kind to the Earth. Placing this eco-friendly utility in each bathroom will reduce water bills - saving thousands of liters of water every year.
Much like toilets, a colossal amount of water passes through your faucets every day. Replacing them with more eco-friendly models can save on water bills, energy and generally are more efficient. They rely on heating systems less - so your boiler will thank you for not needing as much maintenance or repairs!
Pipes in Irish homes can be dated or have faced much wear and tear over the years. They may be leaky - or inefficient at handling the plumbing demands of the modern-day. Having a professional come and insulate them can save big on heating and energy costs - with materials that reduce carbon footprints.
Drainage pipes are one of the main culprits of home plumbing issues - and poor environmental impact. Much waste passes through them nearly every day, and they are subject to being clogged quickly. Many homeowners will address the blockages by dumping toxic chemicals down drains that are very harmful to flora and fauna. If you want to go the eco-friendly route - have a professional come and clean your plumbing system every so often.
Taking steps to make your home eco-friendly yields excellent numbers of benefits for its owner. Most significantly, the amount you will save on bills and waste reduction will put you in a better place for the future. Ready to get your plumbing system sustainable or have more questions? Our friendly plumbers in Dublin always willing to help: 01 437 9577, or mobile: 087 276 8007 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.