With water rates rising across the United States, homeowners are searching for effective ways to reduce water usage and save money on utility bills. Upgrading to water-efficient plumbing fixtures is one of the most impactful steps you can take. High-efficiency toilets, faucets, and showerheads can significantly reduce indoor water consumption while also lowering energy costs. At JMK Plumbing, we highly recommend installing these water-saving fixtures. Here’s a closer look at how they conserve water and save you money:
The Toilet – Your Biggest Water User
The toilet is the largest consumer of indoor water, accounting for nearly 30% of a home’s water use. Older conventional toilets use 3.5 gallons per flush or more, while high-efficiency models use 1.28 gallons per flush or less. Switching to a WaterSense certified high-efficiency toilet could reduce water usage by 16,500 gallons per year for the average family. That’s a water savings of at least 30% with each flush!
High-efficiency toilets employ innovative flush technology to use significantly less water but still efficiently remove waste. The low-flow flush mechanisms thoroughly clean the bowl while using 1/3 less water than standard toilets. WaterSense certified models undergo independent testing to meet rigorous flow standards and performance guidelines.
Installing a high-efficiency toilet is one of the most effective ways to conserve water indoors. JMK Plumbing offers a wide selection of high-performing and stylish high-efficiency toilet models from top brands like American Standard, Kohler, and Toto.
Faucet Aerators Reduce Flow
Bathroom and kitchen faucets account for about 15-18% of indoor water consumption. Installing low-flow aerators is a fast and inexpensive way to conserve water from your taps. Low-flow aerators restrict water flow to 1.5 gallons per minute (gpm) or less without compromising performance. This can help save over 700 gallons per month for the average family!
Many homeowners are surprised to learn just how much water can be wasted from faucet leaks and running taps. The small investment in low-flow aerators pays for itself quickly and continues saving water and money for years to come. JMK Plumbing offers affordable faucet aerator installation or provides aerators for hassle-free DIY installation.
Efficient Showerheads Save Water and Energy
The typical 8-minute shower uses 17 gallons of water. Switching to a WaterSense certified shower head that uses 1.75 gpm or less can save 15-16 gallons during your shower. For a family of four, this adds up to nearly 10,000 gallons of water savings per year!
In addition to conserving water, efficient showerheads save energy by reducing demands on your water heater. This lowers monthly energy bills, saving you more money. JMK Plumbing offers showerhead installation and provides a wide selection of water-efficient showerheads to perfectly match your bathroom’s decor.
More Efficient Plumbing Equals Lower Utility Bills Installing high-efficiency plumbing fixtures reduces water and energy consumption, resulting in lower utility bills. The savings from efficient toilets, faucets, and showerheads quickly adds up for families aiming to reduce their environmental footprint and monthly expenses. Contact JMK Plumbing today to learn more about water conservation options and get a free estimate. We make saving water and money easier than you think with high-efficiency plumbing fixtures.