When it comes to reducing utility bills, aside from trying to minimize your usage of electricity– through electrical appliances, it’s important that you don’t neglect your water consumption as well. For those who are not aware, if you really want to save a lot, it’s important that you consider using water-efficient plumbing fixtures at the same time. Here are some of those.
1. Performance Showerheads
Most homes have the standard showerheads that use 2.5 gpm. What makes the performance showerheads better is that they’re using 1.75 gpm. Obviously, you’ll be able to save for as much as 30% of your showering water. Don’t worry, the performance showerhead doesn’t cost a lot. Although it’s definitely a little expensive than the standard ones, know that it’s worth the investment.
2. High-efficiency Toilet
It would be better if the high-efficiency toilet you’re going to install also comes with an environmental agency “water sense” level.
Unfortunately, most homes are using the old style of toilet that consumes 3.5 gallons of water a day. On the other hand, the high-efficiency toilet is more water-efficient as it only uses less that 1.3 gpf. Thanks to the flushing system, such as “Class 6” tehcnology that it comes with. Aside from that, the EPA “water sense” also gives you the confidence that the HET was tested to ensure maximum flushing water without wasting a single drop!
3. Pressure-Reducing Valve on the Main Water Line
There’s no need to overuse the water pressure, because it would work just fine even if you’re at 35psi. However, most homes nowadays aren’t even aware that the water pressure they’re using is usually above 70psi– no wonder why your water bill is a little high. How to know your water pressure level? Hire a plumber, such as Morning Noon and Night Plumbing, and if needed, they’ll even advise you to use a PRV as it not only saves water, but it also ensures that your pipes would last for a long time.
4. Re-circulating Hot-Water System
Re-circulating hot water kits are what hotels use nowadays– it’s their secret for saving water. Luckily, it can also be installed in a normal household as most re-circulating water kits are compatible with the modern hot-water tank. Through this, hot water can be enjoyed right away– in faucets and showers. With this water system, you can stop wasting cold water as you wait for it to heat up. Best of all? It would make your morning routine a little more pleasant.
5. Water-Efficient Shower Heads
Try to observe; what uses the most water in one’s home? It’s nothing, but the toilet. Considering that, would you believe that it’s actually possible to save around 13,000 gallons of water by simply upgrading your toilet and making it more water efficient? Just like what has been mentioned earlier, through the use of water sense, it’s actually possible.
Which brings us to the next water-saving fixture. There are also water-efficient shower heads that could give you the guarantee of being able to enjoy a luxurious water without the need to waste a lot. By doing so, not only are you helping the environment, but you’re also saving gallons of water each year.