Green Plumbing Fixes for the Bluegrass

Over the past several years, we’ve found that more and more of our Louisville and Lexington KY plumbing customers are concerned with protecting the environment. In addition to reusable shopping bags and recycle bins, you can find environmentally-friendly plumbing fixtures in many homes around Kentuckiana these days.

If you and your family are thinking about "going green in the Bluegrass,” here are a few plumbing repairs and updates you can make to use less water and energy in your home.
  1. Have a garbage disposal installed. A garbage disposal reduces how much waste you send to the landfill.

  2. Update your water heater to a more efficient model. Solar, electric, tankless, hybrid and even simply a more energy-efficient modern traditional water heaters can help you use less energy to heat your water.

  3. Check for leaks. An average of 14% of water use in households is from leaks in the plumbing. Call a licensed plumber like Dauenhauer to check for leaks and fix them.

  4. Switch to low-flow plumbing fixtures. Old, inefficient shower heads and toilets can waste hundreds of gallons of water. Replace them with modern fixtures if you can.

  5. Upgrade your laundry room. A front-loading washer uses less water and electricity. Energy-Star appliances are more efficient. Also, be sure that you only wash when you have a full load.


You may not want to make all these changes at once, but if you know what changes you can make, then as opportunities for repairs and updates to your old, inefficient plumbing system come up, you can make an educated decision on what’s best for your home and family.


If you want to do a green plumbing remodel project in your home, or are planning a leed-certified green commercial plumbing project, and need an experienced and reliable plumbing contractor, call Dauenhauer, any hour. We’re happy to help.