Despite what guerilla marketing has led us to believe, the United States actually ranks very low on ‘going green’ in the world’s energy efficiency rankings. Many people are hesitant to go green in their own home beyond sorting the recycling twice a month, but the truth is that it’s painfully easy to both save the environment and save your pocketbook. One of the best ways to go green in the modern home is to install a tankless water heater instead of the traditional option. While there are a variety of benefits including less storage space being taken up and not needing to worry about a pilot light blowing out right before your shower, the number one perk of having a tankless water heater is how much you’ll save – both in energy and money.
Like most things in your home, your pipes will only last so long. If you’ve noticed that your shower seems to trickle more than flow, or your water is coming out with a slight colored tinge instead of clear, you might need new pipes. Most homes in Las Vegas used zinc-coated iron or galvanized metal for plumbing during construction, both of which don’t last more than about 20 years. Unfortunately, iron has a tendency to rust, which can leak into your water stream and cause serious illness or home damage. The good news is that there is an alternate, and it’s not nearly as stressful as you think – in fact, repiping your home can take only a single day. We wanted to share with you 5 benefits of repiping your home to help you decide whether or not it’s time.