Sustainable Plumbing

The Green Advantage To Tankless Water Heaters

Bill Howe Plumbing, Inc. is an authorized dealer of Rinnai and Nortiz tankless water heaters, however our company is also experienced to repair and install additional brands. Tankless water heaters are estimated to save you up to 40 percent in energy savings due to the units’ highly efficient design to only heat water when it is needed. When you no longer need hot water, the unit shuts down to use very little energy. Additionally, tankless water heaters have a longer life-span than conventional water heaters. As a result of not having to replace your water heater as often as a conventional style heater, fewer materials are being used and going into landfills. Lastly, tankless water heaters are smaller in size (another way to reduce materials going in landfills) and the materials that are used are recyclable.

**Bill Howe Green Tip: once your tankless water heater is installed, it can be easy to get carried away when you have an endless supply of hot water, we encourage you to continue to be eco-conscious and keep your water use to a minimum.

The Green Advantage to Energy-Saving Conventional Water Heaters

Bill Howe Plumbing is an authorized dealer of Rheem/Ruud water heaters. Rheem offers the Professional Series that is energy efficient to provide more hot water at lower operating costs. The series is made to have a longer life by incorporating a patented magnesium anode rod design that incorporates a special resistor that protects the tank from rust. Additionally, the EverKleen™ patented system fights sediment build-up, reduces fuel costs, and provides more hot water.

Whether you’re looking to purchase and install a tankless water heater or an energy-saving conventional water heater, Bill Howe Plumbing’s technicians can advise you on your choices and help you decide which energy-saving product is best for you and your home.

Other Eco-Friendly Plumbing Fixtures:

All of the fixtures that Bill Howe Plumbing supplies our customers are in compliance with the National Energy Policy Act (NEPA) that mandates the amount of water a fixture is allowed to provide. These low-flow products include toilets, faucet aerators and showerheads, all designed to save substantial amounts of water.

High efficiency toilets (HETs) are 20 percent better than ultra low flow (ULF) toilets. The current standard under U.S. Federal law says that toilets must not use more than 1.6 gallons per flush. HETs go beyond the standard are use 1.28 gallons per flush, a 20 percent savings. If you’re interested in purchasing and installing an HET, call our plumbing experts at 1-800-BILL-HOWE (1-800-245-5469).