Here at Ace Pelizon Plumbing, we take water conservation seriously, and our experts work hard to make sure that homes in the area save as much water as possible during the California drought. During this time, you can help out by taking shorter showers and watering your lawn less frequently. But one of the best ways to save water, help the environment, and lower your monthly bills is by switching to water-efficient appliances and fixtures.
If you are looking for a new water-efficient fixture that still fits all of your needs, make sure you meet with a professional and look for fixtures with the EPA’s Water Sense label. A professional can make sure that you find the perfect unit for your home that still provides the water pressure necessary for flushing, showering, and washing. They will also install your fixtures securely; an amateur installation may result in leaks which will defeat the purpose of the fixture in the first place! Here are a few WaterSense fixtures a plumber can install for you.
- Showers – The standard showerhead uses 2.5 gallons of water per minute, but a WaterSense labeled showerhead should only use two gallons per minute. This means that during a ten minute shower, you’ll save 5 gallons of water, and almost 2,000 gallons in a year.
- Sink Faucet – A new WaterSense labeled sink may reduce your water flow by up to 30%! According to the EPA, if every home in the U.S. replaced their inefficient faucets, we could reduce water costs by $1.2 billion.
- Toilets – Federal standards mandate that all toilets installed in a home flush at a rate of 1.6 gallons per flush, a major improvement over those built decades ago, which used about 3.5 gallons. WaterSense labeled toilets reduce this number even more, using no more than 1.28 gallons a flush.
Here at Ace Pelizon Plumbing, we are committed to helping our customers make efficient decisions about their new fixtures. Count on us for plumbing installation in Pasadena, CA.