You are cordially invited to save money now! Yes right now, by taking a look at the article below. Action Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning and Electric, Inc. your Sun Prairie plumber is going the extra mile to help clients reduce water and to provide you with more ways to save money and help protect the environment.
Let’s get started right now. If you are considering a remodel, replacement, or redesign of a location in your home like a bath, kitchen, laundry room, mud room, pool shower area, guest bath, or second home, then we believe that you will agree and begin to save water now. The result will be more savings that can go directly to your next home or business plumbing project.
Save In The Bath – Selections of new fixtures certified to meet WaterSense criteria, which offer a flow rate of 1.5 gallons per minute (gpm), compared to an industry standard of 2.2 gpm is a great way to begin. WaterSense is a partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with a main purpose of decreasing indoor and outdoor water use through water-efficient products and simple, water-saving practices. When considering these new plumbing fixtures, we encourage you to think about Moen, Kohler, American Standard, Bosch, Delta, and Elkay. All of these major US manufacturers carry several lines of fixtures that meet current WaterSense criteria.
Replace 3.5 gallons per flush (gpf) toilets with newer 1.28 gpf models when remodeling an older home or office buildings. The WaterSense certification is currently available for high-efficiency toilets as well as faucets. Remember that toilets can use 28 percent of a home's water according to some estimates if you are a family of 4.
Consider dual-flush toilets. Users can conserve water by choosing a flush with less water for liquid waste. Go to the internet to read consumer reviews and choose toilets that consistently do the job with one flush. Due diligence on toilet styles, and types are out there, and don’t forget that a higher price doesn't always mean better performance. Purchase what works best for your particular location.
For a normal family of 4, showers can account for up to 20 percent of indoor water use. By slashing that percentage and replacing each industry standard 2.5 gpm showerhead with a showerhead certified to meet WaterSense criteria; you have more opportunities to save. You may want to consider Moen's Envi™ Eco-Performance Rainshower. Eco-Performance lines from Moen includes 12 models, with flow rates of 1.75 or 2.0 gallons per minute (up to 30% less than the industry standard). This line features Moen's innovative Immersion® technology - a self-pressurizing system that increases the force and flow of water delivery.
Consider products like a digital shower or vertical spa, which includes a water-saving setting that really earns its keep in the interior home bath, or for a new option outside by the pool.
A truly easy addition to any faucet is to add an aerator to mix air and water to reduce flow without cutting pressure, if you can't replace the faucet. Aerators for the bath should have a rating of 1.0 gpm max.
Save In The Kitchen - The addition of a kitchen faucet aerators (2.2 gpm rating is adequate) to existing kitchen faucets to conserve water without reducing pressure is a great start while you decide if replacement is an option for later.
The kitchen or outdoor room dishwasher can become another source of savings. By selection new Energy Star qualified products, you can use up to one third less water than non qualified models.
There are also many new models that do a great job cleaning and don’t require a pre-rinse of dishes prior to placing in the dishwasher. Do the research and compare what will work best for your kitchen or outdoor kitchen area.
Do you like cold water when you drink? You may want to consider purchasing a refrigerator that dispenses chilled water. Especially in the summer, it will eliminate the wasteful habit of running tap water to cool it before drinking.
Save In The Laundry Room - Consider the size washer you currently have. If it’s too small for your family of 6, then you may want to replace it with today’s latest front loader designs. If you are an empty nester, or trying to downsize, you may not need to purchase a bigger clothes washer than you really need.
Although water-saving front-loading clothes washers are the obvious choice, many people will buy a larger washer just to accommodate special situations (such as the two weeks the kids will be home from college).
Save In The Yard - Have you thought of implementing water-efficient landscaping practices such as planting drought-tolerant plant species and grouping together plants that need similar amounts of water? Depending on the area where you live, this is a great option for any home or business setting.
New ideas in water techniques are being used by residential and business settings. Mulching trees and plants to help the soil retain moisture and reduce watering needs can save money all year long. If your grass is healthy, you could consider less fertilizer and decrease water consumption.
Using Smart Sprinkler Controls that can easily monitor soil moisture levels and water when needed is a great use of current tech to help you save money. You can also look for sprinkler heads that throw large drops of water. Smaller droplets evaporate more before soaking into the ground and are not ideal in hot summer weather.
If you do not have a pool cover, this may be a year to consider something new for the off season. By placing covers on swimming pools to reduce evaporation and the need to add water.
House & Building Infrastructure – Modern technology is available for every home or business that uses hot water. In the bath for tub and showers, in the laundry room, at the kitchen sink for instant hot water faucets, and don’t forget mud room sinks and pool showers. Installing a tankless water heater may be a new option. Whole-house models use less energy than a tank, and point-of-use models save water by heating it right under the sink, so there's no need to run the tap while waiting for hot water to arrive.
For those cold winters, be sure to iInsulate the water pipes. Everyone recommends this, but a surprising number of builders and remodelers may not follow this advice. Check into new technology today that can help you with insulation in every area of the home. Call us today here at Action Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning and Electric, Inc. to help you discover your next fantastic way to save money.
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