Popular Upgrades to Reduce Your Home Water Consumption

Decreasing your water consumption is both good for the environment and easier on your wallet. Your plumbing company can help you make a few important upgrades to your home that will help you use less water. Some of these offer additional benefits and can even help you save energy. Here are a few popular home upgrades that can reduce your water consumption:

  • Tankless Water Heaters: One recent and effective innovation in water heating is the tankless water heater. Storage water heaters use a lot of energy , and you often have to wait for hot water to be delivered to a shower or sink. Eventually, they also run out of hot water and need to reheat it. This can result in a lot of wasted water. In contrast, tankless water heaters provide on-demand hot water indefinitely. They greatly reduce the need to wait for your water to heat up, and only use water and energy while hot water is being requested.

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  • Low-Flow Toilets:  The average toilet from 1990 or before uses six or more gallons of water per flush. Water-saving toilets use 1.6 gallons, and sometimes less for dual-flush models. Large families can see quite a bit of water savings when they have a plumber replace their old toilets with these instead.
  • Aerators and Showerheads:  Most sinks and faucets come equipped with aerators, which mix the water flow with air. This provides an equal amount of water pressure while reducing water flow. If your sinks do not have aerators, they are a simple fix that can help you save. Another upgrade for your bathroom is a low-flow showerhead. They are similar to aerators and help reduce your water consumption. Shaving even two minutes off of your typical shower can net you additional savings.

To learn more about upgrading your home or to get additional tips for water conservation, contact Ace Plumbing at (866) 999-4073. You can also visit us online to learn about our full range of  plumbing services .

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