Plumbing Fixtures to Conserve Water
Water waste has become a popular topic amongst homeowners who have experienced higher utility bills due to plumbing leaks and broken fixtures in their bathrooms and kitchens. Upgrading your plumbing fixtures to save water can lower your water bill and help put an end to water waste.
Take the plunge and upgrade your less environmentally friendly faucets and fixtures with these eco-friendly selections.
High-efficiency toilets or HETs are recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency as an environmentally friendly alternative to older toilets and come with a water sense label. The water sense label issued by the EPA indicates that the toilet has been tested for maximum flushing efficiency.
These toilets use almost half of the amount of water in older toilets, only requiring about 1.3 gallons of water to flush. Older toilets use about 3.5 gallons of water to flush, costing you more money than if you were to switch.
In comparison to toilets, showerheads can also waste a lot of water. Did you know that a standard showerhead can use around 2.5 gallons of water per minute? That’s like flushing your toilet over and over again for the same amount of time you would take a shower.
To save water and enjoy your shower at the same time, we suggest switching to a performance showerhead that only uses about 1.7 gallons of water per minute instead.
Not only will upgrading your showerhead help you save water, it can also save you money on your electricity bill by using less energy to heat so much water. Sounds like a win-win situation to us!
If you want to take conserving water a step further, you could also consider changing out your old faucets with water-saving faucets. Faucets are another major water consumer, and switching to an efficient faucet can help you save water and energy as well. Making the change can help you save about 0.7 gallons of water per minute, which is a big deal considering a leaking faucet wastes about 8,000 gallons of water per year alone.
Save Water With Nautilus Plumbing
Saving water is easier when you have a helping hand! When you’re ready to dive into conserving water, our team at Nautilus Plumbing is here to help! We can help you find the right water-saving fixtures for your home and install them for you! Visit our plumbing remodeling and contact us if you have any questions about our services.
When you’re ready, our team is here to help at (323) 629-4627. Happy saving!