Energy conservation and water usage are very important things to consider when it comes to saving money and reducing your impact on the environment. An excellent way to lower your water usage is to have a plumber install low-flow plumbing fixtures and fittings in your home or business.
Low-flow fixtures appropriate for residential use include faucet aerators, low-flow showerheads, toilets that use less than 1.6 gallons per flush, and more. Many homes already have faucet aerators and most new sink fixtures come with them. They are easy to install across a range of standard measurements. Low-flow showerheads can greatly reduce your water usage even for longer showers.
Some new toilets have dual flush modes, with the larger flush using the standard 1.6 gallons, while a smaller flush for liquid waste can use half or even a third as much water. Finally, homeowners may want to consider the installation of tankless water heaters. Storage tank water heaters can cause homeowners to use more water simply by waiting for water to heat up, while tankless water heaters provide hot water on demand and help homeowners use only exactly as much hot water as is necessary.
A business can benefit from the installation of high-power, low-flush toilets in restrooms. These toilets use assisted flush technology that incorporates pressurized air and reduced water. Aerators and low-flow sink fixtures can further reduce water usage. The installation of sensor-operated restroom commodes and sinks further reduce water usage that would otherwise be difficult to control, especially if these restrooms are public.
Another consideration is education and awareness. Set water usage goals and monitor water usage, and then publish the results. This can help encourage inhabitants of your building to help your business reach its target of water savings.
For practical water-saving solutions, contact All Plumbing, Inc. at (571) 451-2971. We can help your home or business lower the cost of water , decrease your environmental impact, and increase your energy efficiency with our solutions. Visit us online if you would like to learn more.