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Low Flow Faucets, Showheads & Toilets


Water is expensive.  As a result, everyone wants to lower their water bill.  60% of the water consumed in our homes comes from our bathrooms and 20% of the total energy consumption in a home comes from heating water.  Low flow faucets and showerheads reduce the flow of water without reducing pressure. By lowering the daily flow of hot water, you can save significant money.  Also consider a low flow toilet to lower your water usage.  Here’s why. 

Low Flow Faucets can cut water usage by as much as 40% from 4 gallons per minute to 2.5.   This reduces the amount of water that comes out of your faucet without reducing the pressure. If you have an existing faucet that is not a low flow faucet, consider adding a water aerator to reduce the flow of water without reducing pressure. By using low flow faucets in the bath and kitchen, a family of four can typically reduce water usage by more than 200 gallons a month.

Low Flow Showerheads use about 2.5 gallons of water per minute while traditional or old Showerheads use about 5.0 gallons of water per minute.  By installing a low flow showerhead, you save over 50 gallons of water during a 15 minute shower.  Another benefit by using less water, you will lower your water bill and the cost to heat your water.

Low Flow Toilets use a maximum of 1.6 gallons of water per flush as compared to about 3.5 gallons of water used by the standard toilet.  To put this into perspective, it is estimated that low-flow toilets can save up to 22,000 gallons of water per year for a family of four.  By simply installing a low flow toilet, a homeowner can save significant money by lowering their water usage without being inconvenienced.

It’s simple.  Go Low Flow and Save.


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