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Thursday, February 27, 2014

What's New In The World Of Plumbing?

Plumbing is an industry that has remained virtually the same for a hundred years... That is until a few years ago.

The "green movement" has had an impact on an industry that remained stagnant for a century. Now, there are alternative methods to heating your home such as solar power heating and waterless tanks have revolutionized the industry.

In 2007 the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) released final specifications for toilets certified under its new WaterSense water efficiency program. New WaterSense labeled toilets are 20 percent more efficient and use less than 1.28 gallons per flush. These toilets are not only more efficient than past models, but they are more effective fixtures in general.

Although the WaterSense standard was voluntary, it is now the law in several states, including California and Texas. For that reason, high-efficiency toilets are leading the way in plumbing technology trends and the next frontier for water efficiency is showers.

Plumbing manufacturers are now coming out with new water-efficient shower-heads that allow you to reduce the flow and still have a high-performance shower that allows you to rinse properly.

Contact Los Angeles area JO-MI Plumbing today at 310-473-8111 for more information.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint By Installing A Solar Energy System

As a society, we are becoming more and more "green" each year and you may be wondering how your home and family can jump on the energy efficient bandwagon.

Solar power isn't just a novelty of the late seventies flower children, it's a real way to save and conserve money and energy while leaving little to no carbon footprint. Heating your home's water with solar power is something that has been possible to do for a few decades now. Since the concern of climate change is making most reevaluate how they live, and solar power has become an invaluable solution. Just in 2012, 83,000 American homeowners installed solar energy systems. That number is up 55 percent from the previous year.

If you would like to reduce your carbon footprint and reduce your home's energy costs, contact Los Angeles area JO-MI Plumbing today at 310-473-8111 for more information.