If your home doesn’t have high-efficiency plumbing fixtures, you’re literally flushing money down the drain every time you shower, run the washing machine, brush your teeth or flush the toilet. Here are the best products to upgrade in your home to save water and energy every day.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), toilets account for around 15% of a household’s water use each day. A toilet that is around 15 years or older uses more than 1.6 gallons per flush, while an ultra-low-flush or high-efficiency toilet will use, on average, between 0.8 and 1.2 gallons per flush without compromising performance.
Modern low-flow showerheads ensure the same, if not bette,r high-pressure performance that homeowners love in traditional showerheads. A typical showerhead will use around 2.5 gallons of water per minute while a low-flow showerhead will use 2 gallons per minute or less. Another benefit is that you’ll be using less hot water, which translates into significant energy savings estimated at 370 kilowatt hours per family household per year.
Low-flow faucets use the same technology as low-flow showerheads to achieve similar savings in the rest of your home when exchanged for old faucets in your kitchen and bathrooms. These high-efficiency faucets use 1.5 gallons per minute in comparison to traditional faucets that use 2.5 gallons or more per minute. This makes a massive difference when you consider how often you use your home’s faucets!
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For over the last 25 years, Crosstown Plumbing Supply has been offering expert advice, tools and products to homeowners and industry professionals alike. With a reputation for customer service excellence and a team willing to go the extra mile, we’re the ideal partners for all your plumbing needs in 2017. What’s more, our customers benefit from our location in a 3.5% sales tax zone – making us the most affordable choice by far!