As much of America experiences a severe drought, we here in Georgia are lucky to have adequate amounts of rainwater. However, we can learn a few things from our friends in the West about conservation and efficiency when it comes to plumbing fixtures. And, as an added bonus, installing these fixtures can also save you money on your water bill.
Here are a few Zurn family favorite eco-friendly fixtures.
If you’re in the market for a new toilet, why not consider a low-flow option? Toilets are often the source of the most water use in a home, and reduce your average flush amount from as much as 1.6 gallons per flush to 1.28 gallons. Or, even better consider a dual-flush toilet that uses less fluid for liquid waste and more for solid waste.
Often times, older showerheads can use up to 2.5 gallons of water per minute. Contrast that with a high-efficiency showerhead, which uses only two gallons per minute. These showerheads are also energy efficient, saving you money on your energy bill by reducing demand on your water heater.
If you have older faucets in your home, be advised that they can use up to 2.5 gallons of water per minute. However, today’s most efficient faucets use only 1.5 gallons of water per minute, a stark contrast against the old standard. If you haven’t considered a replacement in a while, now might be the time to save yourself hundreds of gallons of water per year by spending as little as $50.
Depending on where you live, you might also be subject to a rebate or incentive from your utility company should you purchase an eco-friendly fixture. Between this and the amount you’ll save from these cheaper fixtures, there’s no reason to procrastinate on updating your fixtures and helping the environment while you’re at it.
If you’re thinking of installing eco-friendly plumbing fixtures in your home, contact your friends at Zurn via our online contact form to learn how we can help you select the right fixtures and assist you in installing them, saving you money over time.