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The National Energy Policy Act was passed in 1994 to set the standard for energy-efficient plumbing systems. Homes built before 1994 may not be up to date. The team at R.A. Nichols Plumbing & Heating will work with you to establish an energy- and water-efficient home in the Cranbury, Princeton, East & West Windsor, Monroe, and Central New Jersey area. Our expert technicians will assist you every step of the way, whether you need to install an energy-efficient appliance or require maintenance to keep your water heater running at its best.
Below are recommendations on making your home more energy-efficient.
Washing machines, dishwashers, and refrigerators all use copious amounts of energy. In fact, the average home creates more pollution than a car! This is because the electricity used to power these appliances is ultimately derived from power plants. To save money, as well as help the environment, it is worthwhile to look into energy-efficient appliances.
Although these types of appliances involve greater upfront costs, you will save more money in the long run due to their increased energy efficiency; you may also be entitled to rebates and tax credits should you choose to invest in these appliances.
How can you tell if an appliance is energy-efficiency? One way to tell is through the Energy Star logo. This marking indicates that the appliance exceeds the minimum federal requirements for energy efficiency. Once you have verified the appropriate appliance, our technicians will help you with installation and maintenance.
At R.A. Nichols Plumbing & Heating we also help you establish improved water efficiency—a sort of “green” plumbing system. We provide recommendations on water-efficient taps, showerheads, and toilets.
We will also help you install a tankless water heater. A tankless water heater produces unlimited hot water on demand. It’s much more economical than the traditional tank heaters, which can waste energy heating unused water. With a tankless unit, the pilot light is eliminated and you no longer have to wait for water to warm up—saving you both electricity and water.
If you’d like to learn more about water efficiency, let us know and we will arrange an analysis of your current water system and give you recommendations on how to make it work to your benefit!
Energy-Efficient Heating and Cooling
Your heating and cooling system can also be an energy drain. This is one area where inefficiency can become quite costly over the long run, because you may be heating or cooling areas of your home that are rarely occupied just to keep your entire home at a desirable temperature.
One way to improve efficiency in this regard is to implement a zoned heating and cooling system. This way, you can focus on regulating the temperature in the areas of your home you frequently occupy.
Call Your Green Plumbers Today!
The mixture of new technologies and old-school techniques make for an interesting range of solutions for those looking to live more green. At R.A. Nichols Plumbing & Heating, we are dedicated to helping our clients improve their plumbing systems through eco-friendly methods. From installing energy-efficient systems to giving advice on green plumbing strategies, our technicians are ready to help you make your home run better—not harder!