Did you know that installing plumbing fixture to conserve water can save you up to 10% on your monthly water bill? This blog post will discuss some simple plumbing fixture upgrades that can help homeowners reduce their monthly utility bills.
1. Pressure-Reducing Valves
If your water pressure is too high, the excess force can cause leaks and burst pipes. A pressure-reducing valve will lower your pressure to a safer level so that you don’t have this problem.
This valve will also help you save water because it has a built-in pressure regulator that lets some of the flow escape instead of being forced out.
You may need to have your home’s pipes professionally inspected before you purchase this type of plumbing fixture.
It’s best to have a professional install pressure-reducing valves because they are usually installed with tape and should be secured to the pipe.
Your best bet is to call your local plumber for more information about how much these plumbing fixtures cost, installation requirements, and water savings you could enjoy.
2.Install performance showerheads
Standard showerheads use more water than necessary. Performance showerhead are a great way to reduce the amount of water needed for each shower.
You can install performance showerheads on your own because they only require you to remove and replace existing fixtures with new ones. It will take less time and it’s easier than installing pressure-reducing valves.
The installation process is simple, and the new fixtures will work just like any other showerhead. It’s an affordable way to conserve water in your home.
In addition, this type of fixture will give you the same amount or more water pressure as before.
You’ll also enjoy an increased sense of control over your shower experience because these fixtures come with a built-in diverter that allows you to decide whether you want warm, cool, or hot water at any time.
This is the third most important water-saving plumbing fixture. A standard toilet uses at least four gallons of potable water per flush, but a high-efficiency toilet can use as little as one gallon.
A common upgrade is to replace an old three-piece flapper and fill valve with a new two- or three piece assembly that includes a flush valve and a pressure-assisted siphon jet.
The simplest is to install a dual flush toilet, which has two tanks that hold different amounts of water; one for liquid waste only and the other for solid wastes with or without liquids. The low tank contains just enough water (and sometimes oil) to produce an efficient “light” flush appropriate for liquid waste.
With a dual flush toilet, you can save up to two gallons of water per “full” flush.
A water-saving faucet is a perfect option for any kitchen or bathroom that uses water. A standard tap can provide as much as five gallons of water per minute, which may not sound like a lot but can add up to over two hundred gallons in an hour!
This is a great option for homes that are in areas with high water rates, or anyone who is looking to conserve more water.
To install a water-saving faucet, all you need to do is remove the existing one and replace it with this new type.
They are also easy to clean if they get dirty or develop lime buildup from hard water. There are many different options for these types of fixtures that will fit any budget as well!
You can even find some that are designed to match the style of your home.
In this blog post, we’ve covered the basics of how to install plumbing fixtures for water conservation. We hope you learned something new and that you are inspired to make some changes in your own home! If not, or if you want to learn more about sustainable living (or just need a few tips on installing those green features), don’t hesitate to reach out below. Our team is here for questions or feedback anytime!