Staying on top of your utility costs is crucial for avoiding any unexpected bills. One of the easiest ways to avoid unexpected water bills and reduce water usage is to make a few upgrades to your current plumbing fixtures. Here are three easy upgrades to make.
Water Saving Shower Heads
Did you know the average shower uses 2.5 gallons of water per minute? By switching to a water saving shower head, you’ll reduce the amount of water used by 40%, which will make a huge difference over time. The less water that is being used, the lower your water bill will be.
Low Flow Faucets
The average faucet uses 3-5 gallons of water per minute and many individuals leave their faucet’s running for long periods of time, which wastes a lot of water. By utilizing a low flow faucet, you can cut the amount of water that is used per minute in half while also keeping the water pressure consistent. With your new faucet, an average of 1.5 gallons of water is used per minute with the highest amount being 3 gallons per minute.
Dual-flush toilets have become increasingly popular among commercial buildings and businesses alike and have recently made their appearance in homes. With a dual-flush toilet, there are two buttons (or levers) for flushing the toilet compared to the traditional one. One button is for solid waste, the other for liquids. They do cost a little more than your traditional one flush toilet but will save money in the long run.