In our last blog post, our High 5 Plumbing team, discussed a number of different ways that you can make your home more efficient. These tips included upgrading your water heater, your washing machine, and your plumbing fixtures. In this blog post, we are diving into the different brands of fixtures you can install that will save your household hundreds, even thousands, of gallons of water every year.
Kitchen and Bathroom Faucets
Delta offers a specific line of products that are made to be more water efficient. Some of these products include tub fillers, showerheads, and faucets. They offer these products in all different styles to fit the current look of your bathroom or the desired look of your bathroom if you’re in the process of remodeling.
American Standard offers more high-performance toilets than any other brand on the market. What do we mean by high performance? Their toilets exceed maximum flushing requirements while using less water. Additionally, their WaterSense qualified toilets have fewer clogs, and use only 1.28 gallons of water per flush, making them 20% more efficient than traditional toilets.
If you are not looking to switch out all of the faucets in your home at this time, there are other options available to you. You can purchase attachments called aerators or flow restrictors that lower the flow of water going through your faucet at one time. This is an easier and less expensive way to lower your household’s water use.
No matter what, when you’re searching for new plumbing fixtures, look for a WaterSense label. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, this label guarantees that your faucet is using no more than 1.5 gallons of water per minute and can reduce your sinks water flow by more than 30 percent.
Additionally, because these fixtures reduce the amount of water your household is using, it also reduces the demand on your water heater which will save you a great deal on energy bills in addition to your water bills.
If you have questions about making your home more efficient or any general plumbing questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to the experts at High 5 Plumbing. At High 5 Plumbing, we’re not just in the plumbing business, we’re in the people business, so we go above and beyond for every one of our customers.
Call us today or visit our website to start your journey towards a more water and energy efficient home!