5 Important Aspects of Green Plumbing

5 Important aspects of green plumbing

As more and more people are focusing towards reducing their carbon mark on the planet and environment, everything is now focusing on green living. The term green means to save, reutilize and minimize wastage. Other than use of solar energy, the new concept that is now in the homes is green plumbing. Green plumbing holds the same meaning as of the term green living- to lessen water use, reuse water that has as of now been utilized and utilize maintainable materials .Green plumbing is one of the least complex approaches to save money and restore the well being of our planet.

Fixing leaks

fixing leaks

Plumbing leaks are the most common issue faced in nearly every home. The slightest of the leaks can result in heavy wastages. The most imperative steps you can take to save water utilization in your house is to discover any leaks in your plumbing framework, including pipes, spigots, and toilets. These leaks can be created by old pipes, shattered toilet flappers, dripping fixtures, spilling valves – the list goes on forever.

Low flow faucets, toilets and shower heads

Low flow faucets, toilets and shower heads

Low-flow toilets are another incredible green plumbing alternative. The establishment of a low-flow shower head, a low-flow toilet or a double flush can all be endeavors toward using the ideas of green plumbing in the normal house.  The low rise shower heads can also be the good option for green living.

Tankless and solar water heater

Tankless and solar water heater  tankless water heater

Conventional water heaters store water in the tank which is heated continually to maintain the temperature. Even if the water is not needed, still it is heated which results in loss of energy and extra expenditure on the pockets of the owners. The tankless models of the water heart are the better choices which are intended to heat the water only on demand.

The other option of getting the hot water is installing solar water heater. It uses solar energy to heat the water which is a greener option to get hot water. The simple installation of the solar water heater not only gives the continuous hot water supply, but also help to save energy bills.

 Greywater management

grey water management

Grey water is the water which is once used for bath, laundry or bathroom sink. This water can be utilized to further non potable use like for watering the garden, mopping the floor, flushing washing the cars. The recycling of this water is the ecological option of sound plumbing. The simple change in plumbing to direct this water from sink to flush, or from laundry to garden, can not only save the fresh water, but also save the nature from wastage.

Rainwater harvesting

Rainwater Harvesting

Another option that goes with green plumbing is option for rainwater harvesting for collecting rainwater for domestic use. This not only minimizes the demand for tap water but is also a greener option for generating the water. The simple plumbing is done to collect water from the rooftop of concrete pavement and he water is collected and moved in the building for further use.

These are not only greener plumbing option for saving on power bills but also a step together in saving the planet.

We at Sanicon Energy solutions are dedicated to be the part of your endeavor in opting greener plumbing. We have the team of trained experts who not only can guide you with suitable options but can also carry out the entire project efficiently.


4 factors to determine the right size of the tankless water heater

With the onset of the winters we start searching for the water heaters. Depending upon the need, there are various models available in the market. If you are choosing the tankless models then this post is for your benefit.
You can find the tankless water heaters in gas and electrical forms. The gas water heaters are more efficient provided they are well ventilated. Electric tankless water heaters are more beneficial where the hot water demand is less and can be fulfilled with low water flow rate.
There are other factors that needs to be considered while choosing the right size of the heater so that you don’t end up buying the undersized unit.

Check the mounting space :

Tankless water heaters are usually smaller than the storage tank heaters and can be wall mounted in a small space. In the tankless models the electric ones are usually smaller than gas heaters. Also gas heaters require proper ventilation for the fumes that arise from combustion.

The distance of the faucet and the heater :

The distance of the heater and the faucet also determines the size of the heater. The longer the distance, the water may cool down during the travel. To minimize the loss of heat, the distance must be kept low.

Check the temperature of the cold water :

Cold water temperature

You need to check the temperature of the cold water that needs to be heated up. So that you can select the heater that can heat the water up to the desired temperature consistently. To check the temperature, you can dip the thermometer in the cold water. The starting point of the temperature is the temperature of the water. Now let’s say it comes up to 60 degree F and you need continuous flow rate of 110 degree F, then the heater must be capable of raising the temperature of the water by 50 degree F to bring the temperature of water from 60 to 110.

Calculate the number of devices you want to connect with the unit :

Number of devices

You have to count the numbers you want to connect with the heater, then calculate the GPM (Gallon per minute) or LPM (Liter Per Minute)  of each device and add all together to check the flow rate you desire from your water heater.
To calculate the GPM put the jug with the gallon mark and open the faucet to full to fill the jug. If it takes 30 seconds to fill the jug that means you can fill 2 jugs which makes in 2 GPM. Similarly, you can calculate the LPM of the device. use the jug with the litre mark. If the faucet takes 15 seconds then you can fill 4 litres in 1 minute. It means the LPM is 4 for the faucet.
Now coming back to the calculation of the GPM of all the devices. If your faucet has 1 GPM and a shower head has 3 GPM flow rate then by adding the two it makes it 1+3=4 GPM flow rate. Now your heater must be capable of producing 4 GPM flow rate. You can reduce the flow rate by installing low flow fixtures.

Calculating the size :

Water flow rate

Now coming back to our calculation. If we need to run two devices at 4 GPM together at 110 degree and the cold water temperature is 60 degrees then the tankless water heater must be capable of providing 50 degrees of temperature at 4 GPM.
Once you are through with your homework of the calculation of the need of running hot water from the desired devices, then you can look for the options available in the market to get the one that can suit your demand.

Save energy: Choose tankless Rheem water heaters

Save Energy Choose Tankless Rheem Water Heaters

When we turn on our water heater, most of the energy is wasted in heating the water that we may not use at that moment. Infact everytime we turn on the heater the entire water stored in the tank is heated whether we require it or not. This increases the pressure on our electricity bills. To overcome the situation, Sanicon energy solutions brings to you Rheem tankless water heaters. When you choose the right size of the heater you will get right quantity of hot water instantly and no energy is wasted. While you save on bills you enjoy instant hot water.  So it’s a win win situation to save energy , to save water and electricity bill and at the same time getting the luxurious feel of getting hot water instantly.

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Hot water or inflated power bills? Say goodbye to bills

Hot water or inflated power bills say good bye to bills

During winter the two electrical appliances that consumes the major portion of your electricity bills are the room heaters and second is the hot water heater. We cannot imagine using chilled water for daily activities but heavy bills bothers us a lot. This winter say goodbye to heavy electricity bills. Get the Rheem solar water heaters and enjoy long hours of hot water supply without extra burden on power. The Rheem solar water heaters are the us no 1 brand that is brought to you in india by Sanicon Energy Solutions. We give you expert advice in choosing the right water heater and some installation checklist so that you get the maximum of benefits without hassles. Now enjoy the hot showers or soak yourself in hot water tub and relax.

Uses of solar energy for commercial purpose

So far we have studied the benefits of solar energy at domestic level. The solar energy is equally beneficial to the commercial sector and they can have variety of uses for the same for the benefit of the business, society and the nation.

In commercial building:

Commercial Light

Let’s us start the discussion how the solar energy benefits the commercial buildings. The use of solar panels for generating power for meeting needs of the electricity demand and to safe the power bills will be the first thing that hits any mind. This is true as the commercial buildings require more power for consumption, the solar energy can benefit them the most.

Indoor lights:

The indoor lights can be another use of the solar energy in the commercial buildings. The buildings may require lights for 24 hours a day which require more power supply. The solar lights are not only economical but also environment friendly.

Outdoor lights:

Street Light

These lights not only meets the light requirement of the commercial buildings. But they can be used for the street lights where the entire society can be benefited without consuming electricity.

Solar water heater:

Commercial Solar Water Heater

For the commercial buildings which require hot water for the whole day, the commercial solar water heaters will be the best choice, they can meet the most of the hot water demand without using the electricity or gas and is obviously a greener option.

Swimming pools:

Swimming Pool

The swimming pools at the hotels or in other commercial buildings require hot water in bigger quantity. The solar pool heaters is a good choice to keep the temperature consistent and get the most of the sun in the friendly way.

Solar energy at power plants:

The turbines require energy sources to heat up the water and run the turbines to rotate and water to produce electricity. The solar panels can be the suitable choice for the activity so that the nonrenewable energy is not consumed in generation of more power.

For ventilation system:

Usually the fans are run for most of the time. They are also used to move the smell, moisture and bad air out of the building. This adds heavy amount to the power bills. The solar energy can also be used to run the fans at every corner of the building.

Uses of solar energy in remote areas:

Remote Building

Even today all the remote areas of the country are not connected with electricity. They still lack the power supply. The solar energy can be the best source of power in such areas. The energy is not dependent to the heights or the distance and can be used in numerous ways. The schools in such areas, the commercial building like clinics or the streets can be lit with the solar energy.

Solar cooker:

The solar cooker can be used in commercial buildings like restaurants or such places where the food is cooked on the daily basis. This is also beneficial in remote areas where the food is cooked on earthen stoves. The solar cooker is the best option to save the nonrenewable energy and protect the environment and people from the harmful gases that are generate during the cooking process.

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How hard water affects the plumbing

Hard water affects the plumbing

Hard water affects the plumbing

Hard water is not the unknown term or a new concept for the homeowners to understand. It is the most common concern for the homeowners and the plumbing and fixtures of the house. You must have come across the deterioration of the pipes caused by hard water. Let us first understand what it is all about and how it affects the plumbing

What is hard water?

Hard water is the water that has the high mineral contents. Although minerals are taken by us as supplements, but excess of two minerals in particular that may cause problems are calcium and magnesium. The amount of mineral content that water contains determines the hardness level of the water. The hardness of the water with mineral deposits is evaluated on a scale of 1 to 10. Water hardness is measured in grains of mineral per gallon (GPG).Water that tests at 3.5 GPG or above is considered hard water.

How it affects the plumbing

These minerals find their way out of the water and bind themselves together and become what is called limescale or mineral deposits. Scale sticks to the interior of pipes, household appliances and other surfaces throughout the home. Once this scale becomes attached to something it’s very difficult to remove it. This is what leads to clogs and other problems within the pipes and appliances




Limescale build-up can severely hamper the water flow in a pipe. Steel pipes are the most vulnerable to this problem, whilst copper and PVC do not get it as much. On continuous use of hard water, limescale will definitely start to occur. This will minimize the water pressure and thus require replacing of the pipes which means heavy investment.




Where the water flow is controlled, the limescale build up is faster. The areas which are more prone to limescale is taps, valves, showerheads and plugs. Usually the water remain trapped in these areas that leads to limescale buildup and lead to clogging. Dripping taps can cause limescale stains on the sink surface and also damage the rubber washers that are used to keep the fittings water tight. Sometimes it becomes difficult to replace due to excess of limescale buildup.




Valves at the washing machines and dishwashers can also end up ruining due to contact with excess hard water. Even the small limescale buildup can lead to issues in completely closing the valves and may incur extra cost in repairing the appliances.

Water Heaters

Water Heater Pipe

Water Heater Pipe

You must have noticed that every time before the onset of the winters we need to get the water heaters repaired and get a service to get the element clear off the limescale.

Water Heater

Water Heater

The heating elements in the water heaters are more prone to limescale buildup. The limescale on the elements do not let the water heat up quickly. If not treated on time this reduces the efficiency of the appliance and requires cost to replace the element

There are numerous ways which can be taken to avoid the limescale buildup. A regular maintenance and check on the fixtures and fittings and a regular cleanup will keep the limescale buildup at bay. If you are not sure that you can handle the situation at your end then the best is to call the plumber. But if you have a contract with us at Sanicon energy solutions for turnkey projects that definitely you don’t have to worry for such issues as we are expert in keeping the fittings and fixtures up and running.

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Importance of solar energy for the planet


Importance of solar energy for the planet

Importance of solar energy

Out of all the renewable energy options, solar energy holds the primary position. It is important for life on the planet. It not only benefits humans but the entire flora and fauna. The usage of solar energy is known to mankind since primitive ages. Over the period of time, we have enhanced our capabilities to harness this energy in more efficient manner.

The historical value:

The value of sun is known since even prior to the discovery of fire. Sun was the only source of light and heat. The hunters were dependent on solar energy for their prey. Gradually, they learnt to use the solar energy for various purposes. The sun was actually worshipped for its benefits.

Modern times:

Today we are dependent on solar energy for many reasons. May it be growing food, getting heat or using various technological innovations for our ease, every this is relying on solar energy.

Benefit to nature:

Benefit to nature

Benefit to nature

Solar energy is needed by the plant to generate their food and in turn release oxygen which is important for humans and animals. The plants in turn also gives us food for our survival and for every other living being. The solar energy is responsible for winds which is also the source of renewable energy. Even humans need solar energy to produce Vitamins D in their bodies for stronger bones.

Benefit to mankind:

Helps to meet increasing demand for power:

With the increase in population and technology the demand for fuel is increasing. The demand is fulfilled with fossil fuels and nonrenewable resources like oil, natural gas and petroleum but these are depleting. These sources are also harmful to the nature and environment. The solar energy is a renewable option which can be used to meet the demand for power to meet the needs of light, heat even hot water without harming the nature. 

Financial benefits:

The use of solar energy has the financial benefits as well. When the independent equipment is installed to meet the demand for power supply, the cost incurred to purchase from the government is eliminated. Even if the equipment may cost a bit higher at the initial phase but the continuous use of the same will return the cost incurred in term of savings done.

Clean energy:

The solar energy is the cleaner option against fossil fuels. To nonrenewable sources like oil, gas, petroleum, the land and water needs to be dwelled which harms the nature. Also, it generate massive pollution in the environment which harms the air, water and the food we eat. They also harm the flora and fauna.

Dependable source:

Solar energy is considered as the dependable source of energy as it will be there till the time the sun is shining. Today, the sun’s radiation is captured in the batteries and used when the sun’s not shining thus getting benefit of the same round the year and round the clock.

Is versatile:

Solar products

Solar products

Solar energy is versatile in terms of its uses, one can use it in the form of solar cooker, solar water heater, solar lights, watches, commercial buildings, domestic use, cars etc.

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