Investing in energy-efficient appliances and installing energy-efficient doors and windows are not the only way to save money. Low-flow fixtures help you save money when it comes to how you use water, but are they right for you? The following are a few benefits of using low-flow fixtures in your home.
One of the most popular options when it comes to low-flow fixtures are showerheads. Low-flow showerheads reduce the amount of water that you use when you take a shower. On average, the average person uses 17.2 gallons of water when he or she takes a shower. With the ability to reduce usage to 2.0 GPM (gallons per minute), many households will save tremendously when they opt for low-flow showerheads.
Additionally, there are other benefits to having low-flow showerheads. Many manufacturers are adding the ability to adjust the temperature through the head during the shower. By adjusting the temperature, your household can save even more money on your utilities.
Another way to save on water consumption is to install low-flow toilets. Low-flow toilets have the ability to reduce water consumption from 3.5 GPM to 1.6 GPM. These toilets use half the amount of water with each flush, allowing you to save a significant amount of money, especially if you have multiple bathrooms.
In addition to helping you use less water, low-flow toilets are also capable of reducing the chances of your toilets clogging compared to conventional toilets. These toilets use gravity to help prevent clogs. In doing so, these toilets help you avoid a plumbing emergency, which can get expensive.
Finally, low-flow faucets are another consideration you should make when it comes to your bathroom. Experts say the combination of low-flow showerheads and faucets can reduce your water usage by 50%, and it can reduce the cost of heating your water throughout your home by 50%.
When you choose to invest in energy-saving appliances and low-flow water fixtures, you can significantly reduce your monthly utility bills.
If you are considering this, we encourage you to contact Steve’s Plumbing and Heating. We are the go-to source when it comes to your plumbing needs. We also specialize in heating and air conditioning. If you want to save money on your monthly household bills, do not hesitate to give us a call today.