Home plumbing fixtures come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and styles. Choosing one to fit the décor of your home sounds easy. However, what about choosing one to reduce the amount of water you use on a daily basis? WaterSense, a voluntary partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), offers suggestions for different high-efficiency products designed to save you money on your water bill and reduce water usage.
Contact Estes Services to find out what products carry the WaterSense label and discover the benefits of reducing water use in your home. We sell and install a variety of water-efficient plumbing fixtures for residents in and around the Atlanta area.
How to Use Plumbing Fixtures to Conserve Water
You may not give your plumbing fixtures much thought as long as they are providing the water you need. But upgrading to high-efficiency plumbing fixtures can significantly reduce your home’s water consumption, lower water bills, and have a positive impact on the environment.
Despite your best water conservation efforts, there might be a few ways that you’re missing. Consider upgrading to the following high-efficiency plumbing fixtures:
Water-Saving, High-Efficiency Toilets
Replacing plumbing fixtures in the bathroom is the first way to save. Toilets are usually the highest source of water use and water waste in a home. Toilets installed before 1994 use more than 1.6 gallons of water per flush. If your toilet is old, considering installing a new type of toilet to save you money on your water bill.
High-efficiency toilets use on average 1.28 gallons per flush or less. A dual-flush toilet utilizes two buttons for flushing. The lower-flush button is for liquid waste, and the higher-flush button is for solid waste. Both these styles of toilets offer water-saving capabilities with high-efficiency potential. Using the best plumbing fixture for your new toilet can be elegant, versatile, and water-efficient.
Another plumbing fixture in your bathroom is your shower head. Shower heads utilize a large portion of your household water use, especially when several family members take showers every day. Switching to an ultra-low-flow showerhead allows you to save money and water while still achieving a steady stream of water. High-efficiency shower heads use less than 2 gallons of water per minute and put less demand on your water heater. With the addition of a low-flow shower, you’ll save countless gallons of water and find additional savings on your home energy bill!
Inefficient faucets use more than 2.2 gallons per minute, increasing your water bill drastically. Install high-efficiency faucets with a water-flow rate of 1.5 gallons of water per minute or less to reduce your water bill. Plumbing fixtures for the kitchen and bathroom offer repeated savings when used in more than just one location.
Buying Smart Plumbing Fixtures
You could achieve the look and style of water-saving plumbing fixtures you want in your home while saving money and water. WaterSense products are labeled and meet the EPA’s specifications for water performance and efficiency. Choose wisely when it comes to your plumbing fixtures. You could save money on your water bill and reduce the amount of water used on a daily basis when you buy a high-efficiency toilet, showerhead, or faucet.
Contact Estes Services for Plumbing Services
If you’re a homeowner looking for some ways to lower your existing water bill, try out some of our tips. Reduce your water bill while reducing your water usage in your home. Install new water-saving plumbing fixtures with a trusted plumbing company. Call Estes Services to find out more about our plumbing fixtures and ways you could save on your water bill in the long run.