Between washing dishes, doing laundry and showering you use quite a bit of water in your day to day life. Why not use that water more efficiently? It’s good for the environment and can also help you save money. Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. has some information about the benefits that low flow water fixtures can provide. If conserving water while still enjoy the comfort and convenience you’re used to sounds like an option you’re interested in, consider the installation of low flow fixtures in your Orlando home.
First and foremost, low flow water fixtures save water and money. A great advantage to low flow fixtures is the fact that, unlike replacing a heating and cooling system with a newer, more efficient model, low flow fixtures allow you to cut down on bills without making a big investment. Consider a low flow shower head. Shower’s account for around 20% of indoor water use, and up to 50% of your home’s hot water consumption. With an old shower head you can be using as much as 8 gallons of water each minute in the shower. Low flow shower heads, on the other hand, are capable of providing ample showering water flow while reducing water use to 1.5-2.5 gallons per minute. The water is dispersed into small droplets, increasing velocity while reducing overall water usage.
A simple aerator on your sink faucets are another great way to save water in your home. Old faucets used as much as 7 gallons of water per minute. With a new aerator, which incorporates air into your water flow, that amount of water can be reduced to 2.5 gallons per minute. These simple devices allow you all the water pressure and power you need for dish washing while greatly reducing the actual amount of water you use.
If you’re interested enough to make a bit more of an investment in order to reduce water usage, a low flow toilet installation is a great way to do so. It may cost more than a new shower head, but consider the fact that, with an old toilet, you may be using up to 40% of your indoor water just flushing your toilet. A new, low flow toilet can drop that amount to just over 1.5 gallons per flush. The potential savings on water costs can help to offset the initial investment, and you enjoy the same comfort and convenience as before while making your home more eco-friendly.
The Orlando plumbers at Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. are available to answer any questions you may have about the installation of low flow fixtures in your home. Call us today for more information. We’re glad to share our expertise with you to ensure you make the best decisions for your home water usage.