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? The EPA WaterSense offers suggestions for different high-efficiency products designed to save you money on your water bill and reducing 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 plumbing fixtures for residents in and around the Atlanta area.
Water-Saving, High-Efficiency Toilets
Plumbing fixtures in the bathroom are 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 efficient.
Another plumbing fixture in your bathroom is your showerhead. Showerheads utilize a portion of your household water use. Switching to an ultra-low-flow showerhead allows you to save money and water while still achieving a steady stream of water. High-efficiency showerheads use less than 2 gallons per minute and put less demand on your water heater. Additional savings on your energy bill is a bonus!
Inefficient faucets use more than 2.5 gallons per minute, increasing your water bill drastically. Install high-efficiency faucets with a flow rate of 1.5 gallons 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 can achieve the look and style of 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 can 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.
Reduce your water bill while reducing your water usage in your home. Install high-efficiency plumbing fixtures with a trusted plumbing company. Call Estes Services to find out more about our plumbing fixtures and ways you can save on your water bill in the long run.