Green Practices

Green Plumbers Certificate.

GREEN PRACTICES

Joining Green Plumbers has provided PlumbSmart Technologies with the opportunity to educate clients and provide environmentally friendly plumbing solutions. Green Plumbers’ goal is to train plumbers on the technologies and techniques that improve water and energy efficiency. The training consists of a five-part accreditation in environmental and technical issues.

What can I do to save water?

  • Fit faucets and showerheads with water-saving aerators or use new high-efficiency fixtures
  • Replace toilets with more water-efficient models
  • Use water-conserving landscape irrigation
  • Install a tankless water heater
  • Recirculation pumps can reduce the wait for hot water while reducing water usage
  • Consider solar water heating systems
  • Ask us about a water audit of your home

Water is one of our most valuable resources and we all can help in its conservation.

In addition to helping our customers go green, as a company, we are dedicated to making smart choices in our office, in the field, and in our personal homes. From using high-efficiency faucets at home to recycling any excess plastic and metal materials from the field, PlumbSmart Technologies takes a whole-picture approach to conserve resources.

Below you will find a brief description of some of the green plumbing techniques and technologies that are available. Please contact us for more information or to set up a consultation.

On-Demand Water Heaters (Tankless)

We install on-demand water heaters that save enormous amounts of energy and water while taking up a small amount of space. Rather than constantly heating a large tank full of water, an on-demand heater instantly heats only the water you’re using at the moment you need it. On-demand water heaters also eliminate the possibility of running out of hot water. You can learn more about the advantages of tankless water heaters and how they work here. We are certified to work with a number of brands including A.O. Smith, Rinnai, Takagi, Rheem, and Navian.

Hybrid or Heatpump Water Heaters

Hybrid or heat pump water heaters save as much as 66% on your water heating bill. By using the same technology as a home heat pump it takes the surrounding heat in the air and puts it into the water.

Pipe, Glues, and Cleaners

We use low V.O.C. (volatile organic compound) glue, cleaner and primer on all PVC piping. We offer post-consumer recycled content piping for all plumbing systems in the home, including copper and cast iron as alternatives to PVC pipe. PVC plastic is believed to be a known carcinogen throughout its useful life because of the dioxins released. Fortunately, we have alternative solutions.

WE’RE HERE TO HELP
Call us to discuss your project.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Approximately 97% of the water on the planet is saltwater. Of the remaining 3% – only 1% is readily available for consumption.

SERVING ALL OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
We provide plumbing services for Asheville, Weaverville, Biltmore Forest, Woodfin, Montford, Fairview, Swannanoa, Black Mountain, Marshall, Waynesville, Leicester, Canton, Hendersonville, Brevard, Saluda, Tryon, and the surrounding areas.


HOW PLUMBSMART SAVES WATER

In our Office

In our office, we encourage the use of electronic invoices, estimates, and any other documents to reduce the amount of paper used as often as possible. We use at least 40% post-consumer recycled content copy and fax paper, letterhead, and envelopes. All of our paper, cardboard, plastic, cans, and bottles are recycled. We request that our vendors pack all goods in the least amount of packing possible to reduce waste.

In the Field

Any excess copper, brass, cast iron, lead, galvanized pipe, and other bi-metal products are recycled. All possible job-site materials are also recycled.

At Home

At home, PlumbSmart Technologies employees use HET (high-efficiency technology) toilets and faucets. These items are EPA WaterSense rated. We also use restrictor showerheads and HET washers, dryers and appliances. Some of our employees have seen as much as a 40% reduction in their overall energy and water usage. Contact us to learn more about ways that we can help you achieve similar results.