Have you ever made the effort to check out your plumbing fixtures to know how much water they are consuming? Do you know that you are using about 100 gallons a day and you can reduce your water consumption by replacing your standard bathroom fixtures with high efficiency toilets, faucets and showers? You will not only be saving money on your water bills but you will be saving the environment.
If you are using standard toilets that were made before 1995, it is very likely to consume 5 gallons of water every time it is flushed. If the toilet was made after 1996, it consumes about 1.5 gallons every flush. A high efficiency toilet consumes less than 1.3 gallons of water each flush that is why it is highly suggested by plumbers. A better option is the dual flush toilet that has two buttons – one for liquid waste and another for solid waste. If you use the button for liquid waste, you will only consume about a gallon of water while the other button that is intended for solid waste uses a full 1.6 gallons of water.
How many times do you shower within a day? Do you know that showering accounts for nearly 17% of the water consumed in the home? In the United States, it was reported that 5 billion gallons of water are consumed within a day. If every household upgrades their shower heads to water efficient models, $2.6 billion in energy costs can be saved from heating water at the same time that enough water is saved to supply more than 2.3 million homes for a year. Water efficient shower heads allow you to save water without compromising performance.
It is very simple to replace with your standard toilet with high efficiency toilets and your shower heads with efficient models. Richards Plumbing Services are just one call away to help you save money. You can also have your faucets replaced with high efficiency models without sacrificing ample flow. Next time you shower, wash your hands or flush the toilet, you know you are doing your part to save the earth’s resources.