Green Plumbing Remodeling Quincy IL

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Turner Construction
(217) 430-7791
1802 Klauser Dr
Quincy, IL
Lowes Home Improvement Warehouse Of Quincy
(217) 228-4250
6030 Broadway St
Quincy, IL
Altgilbers Roofing
(217) 222-2359
3616 Queen Anne Ave
Quincy, IL
Bonebrake Builders
(217) 224-7830
1430 N 14th St
Quincy, IL
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Tournear Remodeling
(217) 223-1667
6516 S 30th St
Quincy, IL
Alford General Construction
(217) 222-3668
1303 Highland Ln
Quincy, IL
Darnell Home Improvement
(217) 224-2292
510 S 9th St
Quincy, IL
Howerton Home Repair & Remodeling
(217) 222-3928
2200 Monroe St
Quincy, IL
Bonebrake Builders Inc
(217) 224-7830
1430 N 14th Street
Quincy, IL
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Green Addition Remodel - Plumbing

Green Plumbing for Additions

Water is a very precious commodity. If your project involves plumbing, installing new water-saving faucets and showerheads can greatly reduce your water usage. There are many inventive methods to do this without compromising on comfort. Talk to your plumber about green practices. Make sure your plumber has experience in new plumbing practices and understands your commitment to water conservation.

Here are some tips to reduce your water use:

Insulate Your Pipes

Insulating your hot water pipes will reduce the heat losses as the hot water flows to your faucet. It will also reduce standby losses, or energy lost through walls and up the flue of the hot water tank. Insulate hot water pipes in all runs through unconditioned spaces, including basements, crawlspaces, and attics.

Remove Plumbing from Outside Walls

Pipes in exterior walls will cool more quickly than pipes in the interior walls, which tend to be significantly warmer. Remove pipes from outer walls and install the in interior walls. This can be costly, but makes sense if you are in the process of tearing down walls anyway.

Install On-demand Hot Water Circulation Pump

An "on-demand" hot water circulation pump can send hot water to fixtures in seconds without wasting water while waiting for it to get hot. Install the pump at the furthest faucet from the water heater.

Install Low-Flush Toilets

Toilet designs continue to evolve, but many of the earlier proble...

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