Looking for ways to improve your conservation efforts? Save water! The average family in Jacksonville spends around $1,100 on water each year. The right plumbing upgrades, however, can cut those expenses by more than a third. Since conservation reduces the demand for hot water, you’ll enjoy significantly lower energy expenses too. Learn which products and services offer you the best return on your investment.
Showers, faucets and toilets account for around 63 percent of water usage in the average home. You’ll be amazed at how much water (and money!) you can save by upgrading outdated fixtures:
- Installing high efficiency toilets could shave 13,000 gallons off your water usage each year. That could save you more than $2,000 over the service life of the fixtures.
- Save up to 2,900 gallons of water per year by replacing showerheads with low-flow models. The amount of energy saved on heating water could power your home for nearly two weeks!
- Low-flow faucets could save you enough water to enjoy 40 more showers each year, free of charge. Refitting old faucets with aerators can make them almost as efficient as new models.
To identify fixtures that save water without sacrificing performance, look for products bearing WaterSense labels. These products have been tested by third-party organizations to ensure that meet strict standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Choosing appliances that match your household’s unique needs can help you save water, money and energy. Compact-capacity dishwashers, for example, are perfect for small families. Models with short cycles save water too. When it comes to clothes washers, front-loading models use less water and energy than top-loaders.
From low-flow faucets and high efficiency toilets to water-stingy dishwashers, HRI Plumbing offers a wide range of installation services. To learn more about your upgrade options, take a look at out our plumbing services or call (217) 334-4545.