Using less water benefits the environment and lowers your utility bill, so cutting back on water usage is a common concern for homeowners. Fortunately, new technology can help you save water without changing any of your habits. Here are three ways you can replace your existing plumbing fixtures with efficient alternatives:
Performance Shower Heads
A typical showerhead releases about 2.5 gallons of water per minute, but a performance showerhead reduces that to about 1.75. This fixture can reduce the water used during your shower by 30 percent, and because it's carefully designed for optimal performance, you probably won't notice a difference.
Low-flow or Dual-flush Toilets
Flushing the toilet is the largest use of water in the home, but there are a few ways to save water. A regular toilet uses about 3.5 gallons of water per flush and a low-flow toilet averages around 1.6 gallons. Many low-flow toilet fixtures include a dual-flush option, which allows the users to choose between two flush modes. This ensures that the toilet will flush effectively based on its use. Low-flow toilets also usually have a wider drainage passage, which reduces the risk of a clog.
Old sink faucets can waste a lot of water, especially if they're leaky. Replacing them with modern or low-flow alternatives is a great way to cut back on your water usage. The average kitchen faucet releases 2.2 gallons of water per minute, but low-flow fixtures can lower this too well under 2 gallons. Another option is an aerator, which breaks up the water flow and reduces the volume of the water while maintaining good pressure.
New low-flow fixtures perform just as well as traditional fixtures, and they significantly lower your water usage. To conserve water, reduce your carbon footprint, and lower your utility bill, look into installing a low-flow shower, toilet, or faucet.
Interested in installing low-flow appliances? Just fill out our form online or call us at (662) 269-0851 to schedule an appointment. Our pros are trained in cleanliness and will exercise the utmost care and caution while assisting you.