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Green Plumbing Fixture & What They Do

Posted on 22 August 2023
Green Plumbing Fixture & What They Do

We are all looking to be more sustainable and be more “green” in our daily lives. Plumbing products have to balance function, cost and efficiency. A green approach helps reduce wasting of water, energy and helps make our homes more comfortable. The technology has stayed relatively consistent over the last decade or so. The industry is changing, and if you’re interested in upgrading any of your home’s plumbing fixtures, there are in fact many options available to you.

One of the top trends is offering bolder, darker styles of fixtures, especially in the bathroom. Textures, patterns and finishes all play a part now too. Other plumbing trends in which homeowners are taking interest include:

Touchless fixtures

The popularity of touchless plumbing fixtures has really taken off in residential buildings in recent years. You’ve probably seen these in public restrooms in commercial buildings—they are sinks and toilets that rely on motion sensor technology to turn on or off. These types of fixtures generally require less maintenance than traditional plumbing fixtures, and there isn’t a substantial price difference. As the ongoing concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic continue to linger, touchless fixtures are expected to see a big surge in popularity in residential settings.

Self-cleaning features

Do you get sick of having to clean some of the fixtures and appliances in your bathroom? You might consider installing self-cleaning devices. A self-cleaning toilet, for example, uses tablets hooked to the tank or bowl. You install the feature to the refill valve, and you won’t have to worry about ever scrubbing out the toilet again. This technology is still in its early phases, but it is already surprisingly reliable already.

Low flow fixtures

Common examples of sustainable features for plumbing include low-flow showerheads and toilets, sustainable dishwashers, eco-friendly washing machines and green water heaters. All of these features, when used in conjunction, can help you save thousands of gallons of water per year and a significant amount of energy, which drastically reduces your environmental impact as well as the amount of money you can expect to pay on your water and energy bills each month.

Tankless water heaters

Tankless water heaters have existed for a while now, but they’re especially in vogue as people look to find more energy-efficient solutions to their home plumbing. Tankless water heaters were actually first used in commercial settings before demand increased in the residential market. They are capable of delivering hot water at any time, while taking up significantly less area in your home and use a lot less energy too. These heaters can also be installed on single appliances, such as individual sinks or showers.

These are just a few examples of some of the benefits that these green fixtures can provide you. For more information about some trendy plumbing features, you might consider implementing in your home, contact us at: info@pipemasters.ca or 289 404 9063. We are at your service. PipeMasters is part of Oakridge Plumbing Ontario Ltd. and serves the East GTA, Durham Region, North to Lindsay & Peterborough, out to Cobourg and all points in between. All Rights Reserved.