How Low Flow Fixtures Help You Save on Water
Conserving water resources is one of the most responsible ways you can contribute to your community. With billions of people in the world, resources must be used in a way that ensures they will last.
If you have old plumbing fixtures in your home, you could be using more water than you think. Not only do these fixtures waste water resources, they elevate the costs of your water bill by hundreds of dollars each year.
It is easy to conserve water and save on your water bills. One of the most effective ways to conserve water is by purchasing low flow toilets, shower heads and faucets. These plumbing fixtures use thousands of gallons less water than traditional plumbing fixtures each year.
Low Flow Shower Heads
Low flow shower heads use approximately 30 percent less water than traditional plumbing fixtures. For instance, a traditional shower head uses approximately 4 gallons of water per minute. A low flow shower head uses approximately 2 gallons of water per minute.
Over the course of a year, a traditional shower head will use approximately 13,000 gallons per year. During this same time period, a low flow shower head will use approximately 8,000 gallons per year. That is a substantial savings of 5,000 gallons of water per year.
Low Flow Toilets
With traditional toilets, you are literally flushing your money down the drain. In fact, flushing a toilet accounts for a third of the water that is used within the home. Traditional toilets use approximately 6 gallons of water per flush.
A low flow toilet uses approximately 2 gallons of water per flush. If you switch from a traditional toilet to a low flush toilet, you can save approximately $80 per year on your water bill.
Low Flow Faucets
Low flow faucets contribute to significant water savings as well. Standard faucets use approximately 2.2 gallons of water per minute. Low flow faucets use approximately one gallon of water per minute. By purchasing a low flow faucet, you can save approximately 16 gallons of water a day.
As you can see, there are significant savings involved with low flow plumbing fixtures. When you purchase low flow shower heads, toilets and faucets, you do not sacrifice function in order to conserve water. The difference between traditional fixtures and low flow fixtures is a more efficient use of water.
Don’t delay. Give Caccia Plumbing a call at (650) 376-6800 to save money and lower the carbon footprint of your San Mateo home without changing your busy lifestyle.