We’re almost at the start of 2017, which is when people make resolutions and start to put in motion their plans for the next year. We have a great suggestion for how you can start 2017 by giving a gift to the environment—one that’s also a gift to yourself in money savings: installing low flow plumbing fixtures!
The Benefits of Low Flow Fixtures
Plumbing fixtures have come a long way over the decades. Even basic fixtures like faucets and toilets waste far less water than they used to. For example, toilets once used 6 gallons of water per flush. A standard toilet today uses around 3.
But a special low flow toilet can drop the number gallons per flush down to 1.5 gallons. So even with a newer toilet, replacing it with a low flow model means using half the amount of water. If you switch from an older model that used 5 or 6 gallons per flush, the savings are even greater. Since the toilet accounts for around 40% of your indoor water use, this one simple change will make a noticeable improvement on your monthly water bills.
Low flow faucets are also a good idea. Special WaterSense-labeled faucets (EPA approved) can reduce water flow in a sink by 30% or more, dropping from 2.2 gallons a minute to 1.5 gallons per minute—without a large change in performance. You can save up to 700 gallons a year with just replacing the faucets: that’s equivalent to 40 showers.
You save money, and you’re helping the environment by lowering the amount of water your home uses. It’s a win-win situation. And it’s easy to get started: simply call our plumbers today and ask us to retrofit your bathrooms and kitchen with low flow fixtures.
Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. has a reputation as one of the best plumbing contractors in Winter Springs and throughout Central Florida.