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How Low Flow Water Fixtures can Benefit the Homeowner


Many homeowners have not been made aware of low flow water fixtures or the benefits that they can have. Low flow water fixtures include a range shower heads, toilets, and faucets that aid in the decreasing the amount of water usage per minute.

Low water consumption

One of the top benefits of low flow water fixtures is the amount of water they allow a homeowner to save. Each type of low flow water fixture is able to decrease a certain amount of water.

For example, one’s toilet uses about 3 and half gallons of water during every flush. Upgrading a traditional toilet to one that is a low flow toilet can help to decrease the water consumption amount by 2 gallons per flush.

Inexpensive to install

The process of upgrading one’s home with low flow water fixtures is an inexpensive process. By having low flow water fixtures installed in the home, homeowners were able to pay for the new addition with just a year or two due to the amount of money that he or she was saving on the water bill.

Effects on the environment

Upgrading to low flow water fixtures can help to benefit the environment and the planet. In some areas there are currently water shortages. The more water that is used in a home contributes to less water being available in nature. Contrary to popular belief there is no endless supply of water available in the environment.

Water wasting, with the help of traditional water fixtures, is contributing to the water supply being diminished. Instead of continuing to contribute to water shortages, homeowners are able to fight this problem with a few fixture upgrades.

Save money

These low flow water fixtures are able to save money easily with the water bill each month, but they can also allow one to converse on electricity. The fixtures limit the amount of water that is distributed each minute.

This also includes hot water. With help of low flow fixtures, one is able to decrease the amount of hot water used each day. A decrease in hot water means a decrease in the frequency the hot water heater will need to be put to use.

Don’t delay. Give Performance Plumbing a call at (636) 332-8220 to save money and lower the carbon footprint of your St. Louis home!

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