Posted By The Eco Plumbers 8 Dec. 2017
Most people look for ways to save money at home and work. Likewise, more eco-minded people are also looking for ways to save resources and help the environment. If you’re interested in saving money and saving the environment, consider getting plumbing upgrades designed to conserve water and reduce your water bill. Here are 3 possible changes to consider.
One of the most water-consuming plumbing features is the porcelain throne itself. Most conventional toilets use 3.5 to 5 gallons of water per flush. That kind of water consumption can add up pretty quickly, especially if you have a big family or a large business. Low-flow toilets are designed to use only 1.6 gallons of water per flush, which can make a huge difference. Likewise, these toilets have been on the market for a while, so many of them have been through the trial-and-error design process.
Kitchen / Bathroom Faucets
With time comes better redesign. Old faucets in bathrooms and kitchens use much more water than they need to. Faucets from before the 1990s used between 3 to 7 gallons per minute. After 1998, new faucets had to meet a standard of no more than 2.2 gallons per minute at 60 psi.
Many people are guilty of standing in the shower and just enjoying the feeling of warm water. While older models of water-saving showerheads prevented this kind of decadent showering, newer models work more efficiently without needing to stop water flow. The most recent models can reduce water flow without sacrificing good water pressure, which helps keep people clean.
If you’re interested in seeing how your home could be improved with water-saving upgrades, talk to one of our skilled Columbus green plumbers about your goals. The Eco Plumbers is dedicated to helping people improve their homes in an eco-friendly way. Let us see what we can do for you.
Contact us at (614) 665-5400 or fill out our online form to schedule a free in-home inspection today.
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