Sustainable Living

Sustainable Living

We are in a paradigm shift at the moment – adapting from a society of consumers to everyday environmentalists who are seizing new opportunities to reduce waste and reduce our carbon and water footprint. Renewable energy technologies are becoming more affordable and federal legislature supports this movement through rebates and tax credits for a range of energy conservation measures and sustainable living programs.

Water conservation is an important component in sustainable living

At 1st Home and Commercial Services, we work with homeowners and commercial businesses to put in place green plumbing solutions that save energy and conserve water.

  • Tankless water heaters conserve energy and water
  • Solar water heaters use renewable energy to heat water for your home – reducing your carbon footprint significantly
  • High efficiency toilets use substantially less water
  • Rainwater harvesting conserves water and reduces your water footprint

Sustainable Living Solutions Impact Our Community

Rainwater Harvesting

A homeowner or business owner that installs a rainwater collection system benefits by conserving water and reducing their water bills. Rainwater can be reused outdoors in landscaping, a vegetable garden, to wash your car or fleet of vehicles, or to replenish pools and ponds. Indoor plumbing systems can be connected to a rainwater harvesting system that pumps rainwater through a filtration system for use inside your home or place of business. In addition to conserving water, using rainwater typically removes hard water buildup in your plumbing system – preserving plumbing pipes and fixtures.

Learn more about green plumbing solutions to reduce your water footprint in the next installment of Plumbing Insights, brought to you by the experts at 1st Home and Commercial Services.

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