Choosing Plumbing Fixtures For Your Home Water Conservation

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Plumbing FixturesMany Lake Worth residents to are looking to choose plumbing fixtures for their homes to help to conserve water. Whether you’re interested in environmentally friendly options or just want to save some money on your water bills, these plumbing fixtures can be just the right option. in this article, General Plumbing looks at choosing plumbing fixtures to conserve water in your Lake Worth home.

Why Choose Water Efficient Fixtures?

With so many options for plumbing fixtures on the market today, it’s easy to find ones that are energy and water efficient. You can save significantly on your household water bills by choosing a low flow toilet, showerhead, and faucets that conserve water. You can ask your plumber what plumbing fixture models and brands he recommends for water conservation. If you’re replacing bathroom lighting or heating, you can also explore energy efficient options.

Water Efficient Options

Consider installing these energy efficient appliances and fixtures into your plumbing system:

Low-flow Showerheads – Older showerheads could spray an average of 5 gallons of water per minute during a shower. Replacing your older showerhead with a low-flow showerhead will significantly reduce the actual volume of water expended.  The low-flow mechanism mixes air into the water stream to maintain steady pressure so the flow has an even, full shower spray.

Low-flush or Dual-flush Toilets – On average, 3 -7 gallons of water would be sent to the sewer with each flush from an older model toilet.  Now we no longer have to put a brick or other object in the tank to conserve water. Instead, consider investing in an energy efficient toilet.  The new toilet will cut down on the impact of water use each day so that only about 1 ½ gallons of water is used with each flush.

Energy Star Appliances – The Energy Star rating is not just a reference to energy.  There are some appliances that are rated based on low water usage.  Water-using appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines are typically rated for water as well as energy usage.  Installing an Energy Star certified washer can significantly decrease your household’s water use.

Call General Plumbing

Give us a call at (561) 420-0442 to learn more about choosing plumbing fixtures to conserve water in your Lake Worth home.