Green Efficiency Products
California is the first state to adopt a statewide Green Building Code. The code targets:
- Energy efficiency
- Water consumption
- Dual plumbing for potable and recyclable water
- Job-site waste recycling
- R value, and Eco-friendly building products
In 2010, California adopted a mandatory green code for builders to reduce water consumption by 20%, and divert at least 50% of construction waste from landfills to recycling. The state also mandated HVAC efficiency and Eco-friendly material use.
Installing the correct high efficiency (HE) products often pay for themselves within the first two years. Rebates, tax credits, and rising energy costs have made these upgrades easy decisions. Added value in usability, money savings, and the right aesthetic are the most important variables to address in making a decision.
Saving water around your home is easy. A typical home that has no water saving devices use 72 gallons more water per day than one that does not. That is an additional 35 units (748 gallons= 1 unit) of water to pay for each year.
Advances in water heating technology and tax incentives over the last 10 years have created significant opportunities for homeowners, remodel experts, and home builders to take advantage of. Save energy and money. You don’t use hot water 24 hours a day. Yet a standard tank-type water heater consumes energy round the clock to keep the water in its tank hot. By heating water only when you need it, ENERGY STAR qualified tankless water heaters save the typical household more than $146 per year c.2011 on gas bills compared to a standard storage model. Larger households will save even more. Tankless water heaters are a great solution to resolving inadequate hot water storage issues on larger tubs, adding space to your home.
Other high-efficiency hot water heating systems with 30% rebates include: geo-thermal, and solar hot water. High efficiency hot water storage tanks and tankless water heaters recieve $300.00 tax credits. O’Grady Plumbing is trained and knowledgeable in the use of all of these applications, and their advantages in different living environments, bringing you the best options for qualifying high-efficiency products when one of our knowledgeable service professionals enters your home.
top quality tankless water heaters
We use top quality tankless water heaters: Takagi, Rannai, Noritz, Bosch, Rheem, and Nivea. For storage tanks we use high efficiency and FVR (flame vapor resistant) units with: LO-NOx burners, Rheem, A O Smith and Bradford White.
O’Grady Plumbing pays $25 for your old water heater and matches the manufacturers warranty for single family homes only.
A little known fact: conventional water heater manufactures do not honor the labor on their warranty,just the replacement of the part or unit.
Here at O’Grady Plumbing, we extend labor warranties as a way of picking up the slack and making sure our clients do not get a bad deal.
Water heater sizing and installations can be difficult, particularly when it comes to converting over to tankless and getting the realized benefit you expect versus getting it done incorrectly (in many cases having to do it all over!!). We check all connections and local codes for safety and reliability, offering comfort, and avoiding costly unexpected repairs in the future with a code compliant quality installation using quality products.
Save Your Money
Washing Machines / Dryers / HVAC
There are many savings and rebates that can be taken advantage of by changing over to Energystar High Efficency (HE) rated products. Local professionals can help you choose which products will fit your needs best and save you money.
Consult With Your Local Plumber
Reclaimed Water / Gray Water Systems
There are a lot of new water reclamation products on the market. If you plan on doing any improvisation of a water reclamation system, you should consult with your local plumber/buildings department to determine what criteria they have set for approving and allowing these products. If the product does not qualify to meet these requirements, you will not be allowed to install to remove any installed unapproved water reclamation products.