Why Your PRV Is So Important!
Installed directly after the main water shut off valve in your home, a PRV or water Pressure Reducing Valve automatically reduces the pressure from the water supply main to a lower, more sensible pressure.
Here's how water pressure reducing valves can help:
Water Savings: High water pressures waste water. Twice as much water flows through a system at 150psi pressure than at 50psi. Much of this additional water is wasted and not needed for normal usage.
Energy Savings: If less water flows through the system, less energy is needed to heat domestic hot water. Calculations show that pressure reducing valves can save as much as 30% on domestic water heating costs.
Wastewater Savings: When the community's wastewater treatment load is reduced it is better for the environment.
Wear & Tear Savings: High pressure running through your water heater, appliances, and other fixtures is hard on them greatly shortening their life expectancy. Reduced water pressure will keep everything working properly longer.
If you are noticing that your water pressure is too high give us a call at Service First Tradeworks Ltd. (250) 832-5558 or (250) 675-3668. For all your plumbing, heating, or cooling needs we are always happy to help!
*Adapted from Watts Water Solutions https://www.watts.com/resources/references-tools/water-pressure-reducing-valves The best brand for PRV'S! :)