Discover the Benefits of Going Green…
At Nicholson Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning, we believe is important to be conscious of the environment and our limited water and energy resources, which is why we particularly specialize in high efficiency technology and green plumbing.
We are always at the forefront of the latest energy efficient technologies. The solutions below will save both money in your wallet, and the earth’s limited resources.
Tankless Water Heaters
Traditional water heaters are 40-80 gallon storage tanks that continuously heat the whole tank in order to ensure hot water when your faucets call for it. However, there is a new technology that does not require a large bulky tank. Instead they are small sleek wall mounts that are much more efficient, only heating water on-demand! It quickly heats the water over a stainless steel coil and at an endless supply. Rinnai is the industry leading manufacturer of tankless hot water heaters with efficiencies in the 90′s and typically last 2-3 times longer than a traditional water heater.
Multiple Zones for Central Heating & Cooling
Separating zones in your homes heating & cooling system is critical in maintaining the proper temperature, gives you more control and eliminates wasteful heating. In addition, installing a new programmable thermostat will allow you to regulate the temperature of your home at different times of day which can save you money on utility bills.
Heating & Cooling
Keep your heating and cooling systems tuned-up to ensure they are performing at their most efficient potential. Regular maintenance and filter changes drastically increase efficiency and the lifespan of the equipment.
Bathroom & Kitchen
High Efficiency Toilets
Old toilets can be extremely inefficient and wasteful of water. There are several improved higher quality options from leading high efficiency traditional toilets bold to dual-flush bold toilets that allow you to choose between two water levels when flushing. High efficiency toilets save a large amount of water in every flush, saving you money and the earth’s resources. Both high efficiency traditional and dual-flush toilets offer a variety of designs and heights so you can find the perfect fit for your home.
Energy Star statistics indicate that 37% of hot water usage is consumed by showering. Therefore, you can drastically reduce your home’s water consumption by replacing a traditional showerhead with a low-flow showerhead. Low-flow showerheads allow you to significantly reduce your household’s water consumption without jeopardizing water pressure. You will still enjoy a vigorous shower all while using only 40-50% the water. Traditional showerheads use an average of 5-6 gallons per minute (GPM) while low-flow showerheads typically use only 2.5 GPM. That means in just a 15 minute shower you could save over 52 gallons of water!
Choosing certified high efficiency appliances by Energy Star is an easy way to guarantee your buying the best and most efficient appliances for your home.