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.
at (614) 401-4777 or fill out our online form to schedule a free in-home