Save Money & Water By Installing the Right Fixtures!
Water is one of the earth’s natural resources that humans cannot live without. This precious commodity is in jeopardy of depletion. Water surrounds 70% of the planet, but only 3% is considered freshwater. Because our growing population is getting accustomed to using more and more water every day, it is essential that home owners consider installing low flow appliances and fixtures.
Why You Need to Take Action
Freshwater is used to take showers, wash dishes, and for daily consumption. Freshwater is starting to become scarce, but there are things that one can do at home to preserve freshwater. Installing low-flow faucets, toilets, and shower heads will not only conserve water, but it will also decrease your utility bill. If the aerator connected to your faucet is above 2.75 gallons per minute, then it would be wise to replace it with a low-flow faucet, this can reduce home water consumption by up to 50%.
The average person takes two showers a day, one in the morning, and one at night. Now multiply that by the number of individuals who reside in the home, imagine the amount of water utilized in one day just from showering.
To reduce the quantity of water consumed from daily showers install a low-flow shower head. When purchasing a low-flow shower head look for the ones with a low flow rate that is less than 2.5 gallons per minute.
Next to the shower and faucets the toilet is the most used water source in your home. Everytime the toilet it flushed it elucidates one-third of the water used in your home on a daily basis. If one were to replace their current toilet with a low consumption toilets, they would end up decreasing their home water use by 25%.
When purchasing the low-flow toilets look for the ones that use 1.6 gallons per flush or less. These items independently will reduce the amount of water consumption in one’s home, however, to maximize the water efficiency throughout the entire home one would have to install all items previously listed. Some may be thinking they do not have the funds to install low-flow faucets, toilets, and shower heads, the goods news is that these items are very inexpensive.
There are also several energy companies that partner with your utility company or that are standalone, that provide rebates to consumers for purchasing energy saving products. There are several benefits of these miniature upgrades such as; reducing the amount of water your household consumes, saving money on your energy bill, and doing your part to help conserve the decreasing percentage of freshwater on this planet.
Don’t delay. Give Metro Sewer and Plumbing a call at (423) 855-0967 to save money and lower the carbon footprint of your Chattanooga home!