The begining of the year is the ideal time to assess utility costs, especially water expenses. One of the easiest ways to help cut back on water bills and limit the amount of water used in your home is to upgrade your current plumbing fixtures. Here are three upgrades you can make right now to see benefits throughout the year.

shower headWater Saving Shower Heads

The average shower uses 2.5 gallons of water per minute it is on and upgrading to a water saving shower head will help reduce the amount of water used by 40%. During a time that the country is extremely cautious about water usage and a lack of water, this makes a huge difference. The less water that is being used, the lower your water bill will be.

Low Flow Faucets

Low flow faucets have aerators that help keep the water pressure consistent while still cutting back on the amount of water that is used while they are turned on. The typical faucet can use anywhere between 3-5 gallons of water per minute, depending on the type of faucet and how old it is. Wih a low flow faucet, you an expect to use around 1.5 gallons of water per minute, but never more than three!

If replacing all of the faucets in your home at once doesn’t work with your budget, start with the ones that are used most often to help cut own on the amount of water that is used every day.

Dual-Flush Toilets

Dual-flush toilets are becoming increasingly popular among home owners, commercial buildings, and various business owners because they use less water and are more effective. When a toilet is dual-flush, it means there are two button for flushing – one for solid waste and one for liquids. They do cost more money up front but they are also more efficient and will save you money in the long run.

Have you recently purchased new plumbing upgrades for your home but don’t know how to install them? Give us a call today to set up your appointment for us to install them for you at (603) 518-5777.