Pressure Zone Valve in the Twin Cities Metro and Surrounding Areas
Are you looking for new ways to live eco-friendly and lessen the impact on your bank account? In today’s energy and cost conscious environment, we understand! One simple upgrade to your plumbing system can impact both the environment and your wallet.
It’s called a pressure zone valve, or pressure regulator valve, and it can significantly reduce the amount of water you draw from the main water supply, therefore cutting your expenses many times over. If you’re interested in learning how these simple devices can save you a tremendous amount of money, call and talk to one of our skilled technicians today.
Reduce your home’s impact on the earth and save money with the professional installation and service of a pressure zone valve. Contact Air Mechanical, Inc. today!
How Reducing Home Water Pressure Helps You
The main water supply is pressurized at up to 200psi to ensure fire hydrants and high rise buildings have enough pressure. But, that means your home likely gets entirely too much water pressure, anywhere from 80psi to 150psi. That supply itself will offer as much pressure as your plumbing can handle.
However, the more water pressure that comes into your home, the more water you waste. For example, with 150psi, you waste about 50% of all the water that comes through your faucets, simply because the pressure is too high. Not only is there an environmental impact due to the waste; but your water costs will obviously be higher too. You can cut your water costs by as much as a third simply by reducing the water pressure of the main supply.
Contact Us for Pressure Zone Valve Testing and Regulator Valve Service
We recommend testing your system to be sure your reduced pressure zone valve is working properly. On residential irrigation systems it is recommended that RPZ valve testing be done every five years. For commercial installations we recommend they be tested every year and consider having them rebuilt every five years to ensure proper functioning.
If you’re tired of wasting so much water or you simply want to learn how much money you could save with a pressure reducing valve, simply make one call to us today.
Ask Us about Installing a Pressure Vacuum Breaker
Most homeowners assume that when water comes out of faucet or spigot, it only flows in one direction. However, due to how outdoor water devices work, there is a risk of backflow if the right safety precautions are not taken. Specifically, a pressure vacuum breaker (PVB) is necessary to reduce the risk of siphoning toxic chemicals or liquids back into the water supply for your home or business.
Pressure breaker valves contain a poppet that is spring loaded to block water from flowing in the opposite direction. They are therefore used in any downstream situations and should be tested frequently to ensure they are working properly.
Be sure that your PVB is professionally installed—there are many factors that go into a successful installation that ensures it will work as it’s meant to. Fortunately, our team can help! If you need a new pressure vacuum breaker installed or you simply think your current PVB may be in need of service, go ahead and give us a call.