Water is vital to our daily life. But you might be paying more than you should for your home’s water. Your water bill can be reduced by reducing water usage. If your water heater heats less water, it can also reduce your electric/gas costs.
Our Glendale Plumbers suggest you reduce your water demand and freshwater withdrawals from valuable (and often depleted) surface or groundwater resources will also help. Reduced water demand can have both a personal as well as an environmental impact.
How does saving water help you save money?
While we all know that energy savings can help you save money, is the same true for water? The answer is yes. Standard faucets and shower heads use approximately three to seven gallons of water each minute. That’s 30 to 70 Gallons of water per minute.
The EPA states that a family could save 700 gallons annually by changing to approved Water-Saving Faucets. It’s 700 gallons less that you have to pay your utility company and 700 more gallons that you need to heat up in the water heater. This sounds like significant savings.
How does water-saving faucets function?
Most Glendale Plumbers will tell you that many homeowners are skeptical about low-flow faucets. But this is not the case. Water-saving faucets can reduce the water flow volume while maintaining pressure.
Depending on what you prefer, there are a variety of low-flow options that you can have as options.
- Aerator is a water-saving attachment which forces water through small openings. The holes infuse the water and maintain water pressure by adding air to it. Some faucets have this attachment. Most faucets can accommodate an aerator insert.
- Laminate: This type allows water to flow through several large openings. The result is a gentle, relaxing flow. Rain showerheads are compatible with this device as they create a relaxing water flow similar to rainfall.
- Infrared Sensor: This faucet uses infrared light for hand movement under the faucet to initiate water flow. Water flow stops when the sensor detects that the hands move away. This prevents the faucet being left on when it is not needed and reduces water usage.
- Self closing: These faucets are spring loaded, and can shut off in just a few seconds.
- Foot operated: With just a tap of their feet, this faucet lets users turn on the water at a preset temperature.