Adding the right plumbing improvements to your Orlando, Florida, home can help you save energy and water. Because newer plumbing equipment is more reliable, some upgrades can prevent expensive breakdowns or leaks. Improved plumbing can also increase your home’s value. Some of the most popular plumbing improvements include updating fixtures, installing a new water heater and adding a garbage disposal.
Add Efficient Fixtures
Modern plumbing fixtures use flow restrictors and faucet aerators to reduce the water flow in your kitchen and bathrooms without lowering your water pressure. A flow restrictor limits the flow of water while a faucet aerator mixes air with the water from a faucet. As a result, it makes your water pressure seem higher and allows you to use less water for routine tasks such as washing your hands.
Install a New Water Heater
Traditional water heaters store hot water in tanks and use power to keep this water warm. Replacing your storage water heater with a tankless or on-demand model can save energy and lower your utility bills. That’s because they only heat water when you need it.
These units last about twice as long as conventional storage water heaters, and they can provide hot water faster. Because they’re smaller, they offer additional storage space for other items. However, large families might need more than one tankless water heater.
Get a Garbage Disposal
A garbage disposal will prevent food from clogging your sink. It also gets rid of bad smells by flushing waste down the drain instead of letting it sit in your sink. A disposal can help you avoid pests such as roaches or fruit flies. As a result, it helps you maintain a hygienic kitchen.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Orlando can help you install or repair any type of fixture or piping system. We can also help you install a new water heater or garbage disposal. For excellent service, call us anytime at (407) 584-1042.