Today, more and more people are choosing to “go green” to save money and resources. If you’re looking for ways to help out the environment, you may want to look into installing some efficient fixtures in your home. Not only do efficient fixtures conserve resources, but they can also help you cut down on utility bills. If you’re looking for an environmentally friendly way to save some cash, here are three efficient fixtures to install in your home:
Even if you turn off the tap while brushing your teeth, you could be wasting water if your faucet is an older model. Highly efficient bathroom sink faucets can greatly reduce the flow of your tap without sacrificing performance. If you’re not ready to replace the whole fixture, installing an aerator is an option. These add air to the faucet water, reducing flow.
According to the EPA, water use in the bathroom accounts for 50 percent of all the water you use indoors. In most cases, you’ll use more water from your toilet than any other source in the home. So, it’s important to install a high-efficiency toilet if you want to save water and money. Modern, high-efficiency toilets should use about 1.28 gallons per flush. Look for toilets certified by the EPA to be efficient.
You can save water and money without sacrificing performance by replacing your old showerhead with an efficient one. A typical showerhead will use about 2.5 gallons per minute. For an efficient showerhead, look for 2.0 gallons per minute or less. Low-flow showerheads are available in a variety of styles, giving you plenty of options.
If you have faucets, toilets, showerheads or other fixtures in your home that are outdated and inefficient, consider replacing them. Installing new fixtures is an easy fix that can save you money down the road. Contact Pioneer Plumbing & Septic if you have questions or need help installing your new fixtures.