Saving money on your monthly water expenses starts with water conservation, and the best way to conserve this limited resource is with water-efficient plumbing fixtures. The following is a short list of fixtures and systems you can install to help you reduce your water usage and save money on your utility bills.
- WaterSense Fixtures and Products: At the beginning of your search for water-efficient plumbing fixtures, take the time to look for devices that carry the WaterSense label. This label, granted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program, certifies that the fixture has been tested and certified as water efficient. You can also find valuable information on water conservation on the WaterSense website.
- Low-flow faucets, shower heads, and aerators: Low-flow faucets, aerators and shower heads save water by restricting the amount of water that flows through the fixture. At the same time, they ensure that you still have sufficient amounts of water for bathing, cleaning or cooking. Using low-flow faucets and shower heads can also help save money on electricity bills since they will reduce the amount of hot water you use for typical household tasks.
- Dual-flush toilets: Dual-flush toilets offer two different flushing styles, one using less water than the other. Flushing solid waste uses a higher volume of water, while flushing liquid waste uses less water. Each flushing style is intended to provide enough water to completely remove the waste with a single flush. Dual-flush toilets can save as much as 30 percent over standard toilets.
- Greywater systems: Residential greywater systems recycle and reuse stormwater, rainwater and some types of household water used in cleaning or cooking tasks. This water can’t be used for consumption or other cleaning tasks, but it can be part of the sanitation system by using it to flush away toilet waste.
With more than 30 years of experience in the HVAC industry, Team Bob’s Heating Cooling Plumbing is a wise choice for HVAC customers in Traverse City and the neighboring communities. Contact us today for more information on water-efficient plumbing fixtures and for expert sales, installation and maintenance on these important conservation devices.
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