The Best Plumbing Fixtures for an Environmentally Friendly Bathroom
One of the best ways to keep your home as environmentally friendly as possible is to conserve water, and as more homeowners are becoming aware of the effect that their water usage has on the environment, water-conserving plumbing fixtures are becoming more popular.
Americans waste around 1 trillion gallons of water every year, which is about the equivalent of Florida’s Lake Okeechobee, and a significant portion of that waste is caused by plumbing fixtures. A problem as simple as a dripping faucet can end up wasting up to 10,000 gallons of water per household per year.
At Jar-Dab Plumbing, Inc., our professional plumbers in The Colony can help you repair these and other issues to ensure that your home’s plumbing plumbing system is always as efficient as possible, and we can help you install a number of excellent water-conserving fixtures.
Here are a few of the best plumbing fixtures that you can install in your bathroom to help you conserve water in your home:
Toilets use and often waste more water than any other plumbing fixture in your home in The Colony. In the average home, toilets account for around 30% of indoor water use. Most toilets that were installed before 10-20 years ago use more than 3.5 gallons per flush, but they can be replaced with these alternatives, which are much more efficient and remain effective:
- Low-Flush Toilets
In the 1990s, low-flush toilets started to gain a lot of popularity in the U.S. in response to concern over water conservation. These toilets use 1.6 gallons or less per flush, so they can help you save a significant amount of water over time in your home in The Colony.
- Dual Flush Toilets
Dual flush toilets are preferred by many homeowners because they offer two flush options. There is a low-flush button for liquid waste, and a higher flush button for solid waste. These toilets are very common in Australia and Europe, and they’re becoming much more popular in the U.S.
Water-Efficient Shower Heads
According to the EPA, the average family uses about 40 gallons per day showering. Water-efficient shower heads can drastically lower that amount and help you save:
- 2,900 gallons of water per year
- 13 days worth of energy to power your home per year
- $70 per year
Our professionals can help you retrofit a new shower head and start saving in The Colony today.
Water Conserving Faucets
Water–efficient faucets use a maximum of 1.5 gallons per minute, which can reduce a sink’s water flow by 30% or more, and their performance will not be effected. Retrofitting bathroom sink faucets with models approved by the EPA can help save billions of gallons of water nationwide every year.