Are “Green” Plumbing Fixtures Worth The Added Expense?
As more and more people in Chicago begin to come around to the idea that conservation is a good thing – especially when we’re talking about water, the questions we get at Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer about “green” plumbing fixtures come more and more frequently. And that’s fine with us because as plumbers we’re firm believers in water conservation for both the environment and our plumbing customers.
Being the highest rated residential service plumbing on Chicago’s Northwest Side means customers trust our word and what we tell them about plumbing fixtures – “green” or otherwise. On that note, we felt it would be a good idea to share our licensed and insured plumbing professionals’ thoughts on the “green” plumbing fixtures you may be considering for your Northwest Chicago home.
You’re also welcome to call Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer at (773) 633-6139 for honest recommendations about whatever “green” plumbing fixture you’re thinking about adding toy our Northwest Side home.
Let’s Look At What “Green” Means In Plumbing Fixtures
For the purposes of this article, we’re going to be thinking about “green” as a reflection of both energy efficiency and water conservation. As licensed and insured plumbers we believe these are the two most common meanings when customers talk about a “greener” plumbing fixture so that’s what we’ll be basing our discussions of each plumbing fixture on. With that said, let’s dive into thinking about what “green” plumbing fixtures make the most sense for you.
Each of the plumbing fixture types we’ll cover below are commonly found in homes throughout the Northwest Side of Chicago. While this is not an exhaustive list, it does include most of the major plumbing fixtures people are familiar with so should be helpful to you when thinking about what to buy. We’ll start with the following:
“Green” Chicago Toilets: Yes, “green” toilets exist beyond the color of the ceramic. Today, there’s an incredible range of “green” toilets that focus on water conservation. Known in the industry as “low-flow toilets”, these “green” plumbing fixtures use water pressure instead of water volume to remove waste from the bowl. And no matter what you’ve heard anecdotally, they perform just as well as traditional toilets while saving homeowners hundreds if not thousands of dollars in water usage over the lifetime of the “green” toilet. Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer’s toilet plumbers can help you find the perfect low-flow toilet for your home any time you’re ready!
“Green” Chicago Sinks & Showers: You’d be surprised how much water is wasted in sinks and showers around Chicago’s Northwest Side. Sadly, much of it is preventable with modern plumbing fixtures in place of older models. Take your Northwest Side shower for instance. Old shower heads push out more than twice the amount of water per minute as newer high-pressure models that diffuse the water more effectively and give a better overall shower experience – with far less waste and much lower water bills for our residential customers across Northwest Chicago. Get expert recommendations from our sink and shower plumbers whenever you’re ready to save water and money!
“Green” Water Filtration Systems: Hadn’t thought of this one had you? That’s okay. Most residential customers we serve at Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer don’t think about the water they drink as having an impact on the environment – but it does. Think about how many plastic bottles you can avoid by simply installing a water filtration system in your Northwest Side home. Seriously, if you stop buying bottled water and switch to a reusable one with water directly from your new water filtration system you can do a heck of a lot for the local landfills and environment. Plus, it’ll save you a ton of money that would ordinarily go right down the drain!
Get Help Choosing A “Green” Plumbing Fixture From Vanguard!
With more than a decade of Northwest Side plumbing experience and over 500 five star reviews, Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer is the right residential service plumber to call on when you need plumbing answers or assistance. We offer world-class service, a 100% satisfaction guarantee and a one-year labor warranty on every service visit we make to your Chicagoland home. Call (773) 633-6139 today for help choosing your new “green” plumbing fixture and the installation services you need to make the most of it!