The Modern Home
An increasing number of Texas residents are evaluating the carbon footprint produced by their home. Innovation in the fields of plumbing and HVAC is making green alternatives more accessible every year. Many Texans are troubled by their results on carbon footprint tests and are investigating ways to do something about it. This page will provide an overview of options available to homeowners looking to upgrade their fixtures and appliances. Join us as we take you on a journey through the modern home.
Reinventing The Flush
On average, toilets around the house account for up to 30% of indoor water use. This already high consumption rate is exacerbated by reliance on outdated fixtures. Older toilet models can use as much as 6 gallons of water to perform a single flush. If you live in an older home that still relies on its initial hardware, replacement is the best place to start. The good news is that all modern toilets meet a low consumption standard of 1.28 gpf (gallons per flush). By replacing your current toilet with a new one, you will instantly and drastically reduce water waste. The top performing models can get the gpf as low as 1.0. A dual flush function is another great add-on to reduce water consumption. This feature allows you to instruct the toilet as to how much water is required to perform a successful flush.
Drip, Drip, Drip
All faucets made today are considered low flow fixtures. When switched on, water flows at a rate of 1.5 gpm (gallons per minute). As is the case with toilets, your best bet is to consider replacement. If you have old faucets around your home, replacing them with modern alternatives will significantly reduce water waste.
Another significant factor to consider is human behavior. We’re all guilty of turning on our faucets and letting the water flow unnecessarily. That’s where touchless faucets come in. These modern contraptions have built-in sensors that trigger the flow of water without a touch. By upgrading your faucets with touchless capabilities, you’ll save water, reduce contact with germs, and make cleaning easier.
The Future Is Tankless
It’s hard to overstate the benefits of a tankless water heater. These appliances provide endless hot water, they save space, and they require less maintenance than their traditional counterparts. However, its primary benefit for homeowners concerned about reducing waste and minimizing their carbon footprint is energy efficiency. Most tankless water heaters have an efficiency rating of around 99%. For every dollar you spend to heat water, you’ll lose a few pennies at most. There is an even more sophisticated product on the market known as a hybrid water heater. If you’re ready to switch to tankless, we’re ready to talk! Learn more about tankless water heater service at Radiant and consider reaching out.
Conscious Is Cool
When it comes to minimizing the environmental impact of your home’s air conditioning system, we start by investigating an often neglected aspect: sizing. The main reason for wasteful AC systems is often incorrect sizing. Every home is unique and requires a unit that can accommodate its size and structure. If you suspect the previous homeowner of your residence installed an inappropriate system, have an AC expert come out to your home to asses the situation. With that much needed consideration out of the way, let’s turn our attention to variable speed AC units. In contrast to single-stage AC systems that run at 100% capacity and are either on or off, these systems run at low speeds more frequently and in the process use less energy. Variable speed systems also have far better SEER ratings than single-stage systems.
A Thermostat As Smart As You
The smart thermostat is fast becoming a must-have feature for Texas homeowners. If you’ve been looking for a more efficient way to regulate your home’s internal temperature, look no further. This bit of technology can learn your movements throughout the home and automatically adjust temperatures as needed. They come with a user-friendly interface and can sync to other digital devices. This device’s dynamic responsiveness could save homeowners up to 50% off their electric bills over time. Smart thermostats also notify users when AC maintenance is required.
Our Record Speaks For Itself
A quick online search will reveal that Radiant is miles ahead of the competition when it comes to reviews and customer feedback. There’s a reason for that. Our entire company pulls in one direction to ensure you, the customer, has a 5 star experience. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we’ll do whatever it takes to make your day. If it sounds too good to be true, just ask around! We’re proud to have thousands of Texans vouching for us.
In Austin, our service area spans from Kyle to Georgetown, as far East as Pflugerville, and as far West as Leander. When you’re in the middle of a plumbing emergency, rest assured, you’re never far from a Radiant truck. The same goes for AC troubles in the middle of summer. Relief from an expert Radiant technician is just a phone call away.
In San Antonio, our service area is just as vast. Our coverage spans from as far South as Somerset, to as far North as Timberwood Park, and everywhere in between. In recent years, we’ve been able to expand further into New Braunfels and San Marcos. Serving our local communities is our top priority. As Texas continues to grow, so does our service area!