Unless you have a well on your property, you are paying for your household's supply of water. Filling a pool, watering a new lawn, or pressure washing your home can increase your water usage for a short period of time. However, this excess use will be in addition to the normal daily use of water. For many, paying the water bill can make you feel like you are drowning in bills. Fortunately, help is available. Here are a few things you should know about water-efficient plumbing fixtures.
WaterSense Label Is Key
Water-efficient plumbing fixtures reduce your household's water usage, but you may not realize how.
Under EPA guidelines, these water-efficient fixtures use aerators to reduce water usage without affecting the actual volume or pressure. This ensures you do not sacrifice the water you need to washing your hands, shaving, or bathing.
Of course, there are many fixtures that claim they are eco-friendly, but choosing faucets and showerheads with the WaterSense label is key. This label ensures the fixture has been certified by the EPA.
On average, a WaterSense bathroom faucet can reduce your water flow by 30 percent. By replacing all of the bathroom sink faucets and showerheads with WaterSense fixtures, the savings will add up over time.
Green and Stylish
Going green by conserving water benefits the environment and your bank account, but replacing old fixtures with new, modern WaterSense models can also add style to your bathroom space.
Today, these water-efficient fixtures can be found in a variety of styles and finishes, ensuring you can find one that suits your personality and bathroom's décor. From a traditional nickel finish, antiquated copper, or a classic oil-rubbed bronze, your water-efficient fixtures can turn an ordinary bathroom into an extraordinary space.
Home Value Is Also a Benefit
If your sink faucets and showerheads appear to be in good working condition, you may not believe replacing them is necessary. While it is true these replacements will be an expense, new water-efficient fixtures will add appeal and value to your home.
If you sell your home in the future, potential buyers will find your home more appealing due to the water-efficient, stylish, and modern plumbing fixtures installed in the bathrooms. These buyers will be willing to pay more for your home due to the water conservation and eco-friendly addition of these fixtures.
If your water bills are making you feel like you are drowning financially, invest in new water-efficient fixtures. To learn more about cutting your water bills while adding style and value to your home, consult a plumber today.