When homeowners look for ways to improve their home’s total efficiency, many focus on their power bill. However, a major expense often overlooked is water. Water can be controlled to help improve water usage and efficiency. There are many plumbing features in a home that use more water than needed. It is becoming more and more encouraged for homeowners to switch out the old plumbing fixtures and replace them with low flow and water efficient fixtures. There are many hidden benefits of low flow plumbing fixtures. Randall’s Plumbing will share what benefits can be found when installing low flow plumbing fixtures.
Water Saving Plumbing Fixtures
There are many benefits to using low flow plumbing fixtures such as toilets, sink faucets and low flow shower heads. Essentially these fixtures control the flow of water. They reduce the amount of water used which reduces your water bill. In addition, it can also help reduce other utilities. When hot water is used for showers, baths, dishes, and doing laundry, the hot water heater must reheat the water that has been used. Hot water heater will use electricity or gas to reheat the water, which adds cost. The less hot water used the less the hot water heater needs to run.
Water Footprint Calculator
For many people they often to see the water savings when switching to low water or low flow plumbing. The average shower head will run 3 gallons of water per minute. When you switch to a low-flow shower head, on average you will run 2 gallons per minute and some even less. Older toilets use 3.6 gallons of water with each flush. Newer toilets only use 1.6 gallons of water, reducing the amount of water by 2 gallon with each flush. You can also compare sink faucets to older faucets which use 2.5 gallons of water per minute. Low-flow faucets only use 1.5 gallons per minute. Each plumbing fixture will vary on how much water is used. However, replacing toilets, shower heads, and faucets with water conversation ones can help save more water collectively and throughout a single year you can save thousands of gallons of water.
Professional Master Plumber Toilet, Faucet & Other Fixture Installation
Installing new plumbing fixtures isn’t very complicated but it can pay to use a professional. Often during DIY installation many homeowners will complain that their toilets have a slow leak and even report hearing the sounds of dripping water. If a toilet isn’t installed correctly it is common for them to have leaks. Toilets must seat correctly on the wax ring to prevent leaking. Faucets will also drip if the sealing ring isn’t in place when assembled. Therefore, leaks can occur. When using a professional plumber to install your plumbing fixtures you get the peace of mind that they were installed correctly.
Residential Plumbers & Commercial Plumbing Contractors in Marshfield, Conway & Greater Lebanon, Missouri
If you are looking for ways to help save money, look toward water conservation and switch to water friendly or low-flow plumbing fixtures. Replacing your plumbing fixtures as well as water friendly appliances you can save money on water usage and other utilities as well. When needing professional plumbing services, contact Randall’s Plumbing and schedule our service today!