When it comes to your plumbing fixtures there are a lot of options out there that are more efficient and effective. For a while efficient meant not as effective, however with the latest technology, many plumbing fixtures are designed to conserve a significant amount of water without sacrificing performance. Upgrading your plumbing fixtures is a great way to save water and money on monthly operating costs.
Conserving Water = Savings
One of the biggest perks of conserving water when upgrading plumbing fixtures is the savings you will see on your utility bill. Many newer faucets are designed to use a significantly lower amount of water. With federal regulations stipulating that kitchen faucets need to use 2.5 gallons per minute or less, and bathroom faucets need to use 2.2 gallons per minute or less. Kitchen and bathroom faucets account for 19% of water used in a home, and if you have a leaky faucet you could be wasting thousands of gallons of water a year. Upgrading to more efficient plumbing fixtures can help you conserve water, prevent unnecessary waste, which will result in savings on your monthly water bill.
One reason why new faucets are more efficient is they put aerators to good use. Aerators are great because they reduce the amount of water flowing through the faucet without sacrificing performance. Aerators filter a single stream of water into multiple streams, while injecting air into the streams. This helps maintain water pressure, or even improve water pressure, all while using less water. If you aren’t in the market to upgrade your plumbing fixtures, installing low flow aerators on your existing plumbing fixtures is an easy and inexpensive way to reduce the amount of water you are using.
Modernize Your Space
Upgrading your plumbing fixtures is a great way to modernize your space. If you are looking for a quick and inexpensive update, plumbing fixtures can make a huge difference. Plumbing fixtures can really date your home, and if you want to do a remodel but don’t have the budget or time, upgrading your plumbing fixtures is a great option.
Buy From a Professional
When choosing to upgrade the plumbing fixtures in your home, we suggest buying from a professional plumber, for a couple of reasons:
- You are more likely to get a quality faucet from a plumber than from a big box store. Many big box stores sell cheap faucets, and when it comes to your faucet, cheap is a two-sided word. Opt for plumbing fixtures that are made from quality materials that will last longer. Keep in mind you get what you pay for.
- A plumber knows what he is doing and has all of the necessary tools to complete the job. While some homeowners may be quite handy and ready to undergo a weekend project, many people don’t know what they are doing and don’t have the tools. Instead of investing in a new faucet and a new set of tools, you might save more money by having a professional make the installations. This way you can have a guarantee that it is done correctly, and maybe have a warranty as well.
For more tips on conserving water and other plumbing related topics contact Lesco Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling today!