The Environmental Protection Agency has said that over 3 trillion gallons of water could be saved each year if every U.S. household installed water saving appliances and fixtures. This comes to over 18 billion dollars being saved every single year. These are dollars that could stay in your pocket.
Water-saving toilets are one of the most efficient ways you can save on water. There are a variety of toilets available on the market that fit your every need. High-efficiency showerheads and faucets will also allow you to control your water usage. More and more people are opting for low water sprinklers to solve the problem of excess waste when watering their lawn. Even farmers are opting to use fixtures that conserve water during irrigation.
Using water-saving fixtures and appliances also is a great way to save electricity. If even one percent of all homes in America switched out their old toilet for a high-energy toilet, over 38 million kWh of electricity would be saved. This is enough electricity to power over 40,000 homes for a month! When many households combine these water-saving features, less greenhouse gas is emitted. Think of it as removing thousands of vehicles from our roads every year. Helping the environment is a plus! Cleaner air benefits every one of us.
Less than one percent of all the water on our planet can be used by humans. When our drinkable water supplies run low, the risk of bacteria and other toxins accumulating in the water supply becomes elevated. If more people switched to high-efficiency water-saving devices, we could keep our reservoirs full enough to ward off any of these potential health problems.
We are all in this together: we all need water to survive. To ensure that we have an adequate supply of water for our current needs, as well as future needs, conserving water should definitely be a priority of every American household. Installing low-flow, water-efficient plumbing features throughout our homes is the best thing we can do for planet Earth.
When we save water, we save electricity; when we save electricity, we save money, and we help to preserve a better quality of breathable air. For these reasons, investing in water-saving plumping fixtures, and appliances offers you nothing but great rewards.
Water is a scarce resource. In fact, according to the Environmental Protection Agency less than 1% of all the water on the earth is usable by humans. The rest is either salt water or frozen.
Conserving it is essential to ensure a healthy, sustainable environment. You can do your part, and save money at the same time, by having us install water-saving fixtures in your home.
Fixtures That Save Water
Efficient and cost-effective, green fixtures conserve water. We sell and install a number of them. Here is a look at the top five we recommend.
We sell toilets, made by the major bathroom fixture manufacturers, that are both stylish and water-saving. These high efficiency fixtures use the latest technology to save water every time you flush.
If you don’t think they’ll work as well as your old toilet, look at this article in Consumer Reports. And a new toilet can save a family of four $100 or more each year.
These gadgets, also called self-closing faucets, are the new kid on the block for private homes but are common in doctor’s offices, public restrooms and offices. You predetermine how long you want each use to last when the faucet is turned on. Most are adjustable for periods from 10 to 45 seconds. Since water flows for shorter times, these faucets save water and energy.
Restrictor shower head
Also called a low-flow shower head, the restrictor model delivers 2.5 gallons of water per minute (gpm), or less, at 80 pounds of pressure, or psi. Standard shower heads produce 5 to 8 gpm at 80 psi. You get a healthy dose of water in your shower, but you still save water and energy.
Recirculation system for hot water
These innovative systems, also called instant hot water, deliver water to faucets and tubs without waiting for it to get hot, the way a standard water heater does. It uses a pump to move water quickly from the water heater to the fixture.
At the same time, it delivers cooled-off water from the hot water pipes back to the water heater for reheating. It produces hot water on demand while conserving water, which saves energy and money.
When you use a recirculating system, you no longer need to run water down the drain while you are waiting for the water to heat up for your shower or bath.
Resetting sprinkler timers
This isn’t a fixture, but it is something we can help you with. According to the Association of California Water Agencies, experts when it comes to saving water, most people actually waste more water outside the home than inside.
By resetting the timer, you can set it to take advantage of periods with lower evaporation rates. This happens in the early morning hours or late in the evening when the temperatures are cooler. Small time changes can make a major difference in how much water you use in the garden, lowering your water bill at the same time.
We stock and install the latest and most attractive water conservation fixtures on the market. When you’re ready to save money and the environment, give us a call. We’re here to help.