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Make the Switch to Water-Efficient Fixtures

One of the best ways for Boise homeowners to save money and help the environment is to make the switch to energy and water-efficient plumbing fixtures throughout their homes.

​It's a Big Deal

​It's a Big DealThe Environmental Protection Agency takes water usage seriously, and they'd like us to do the same. In the U.S. alone, if every household installed water-efficient fixtures, the savings would amount to more than $18 billion dollars and over 3 trillion gallons of water annually. But the 

savings don't stop there.

If just one in 100 of us opted for water-efficient fixtures, we'd save some serious energy, avoiding greenhouse gas emissions to the tune of about 80,000 tons.

​Low-Flow Plumbing Fixtures

Look for plumbing fixtures marked with the EPA's Watersense labels. These fixtures are 20% more efficient and have been certified to meet high-efficiency standards without compromising performance. In some cases, they even outperform their less efficient predecessors.

  • Water-Saving Toilets. Did you know you 30% of your indoor water usage gets flushed away through the toilet? If your toilet was installed prior to 1994, you can cut back on water waste by installing an efficient ultra-low flush toilet, which is rated to use about 1.28 gallons per flush. For even more efficiency, you can try a dual-flush toilet, which features two buttons—one for liquid wastes and one for solids. These dual flushers are already a common choice in Australia and Europe, and are becoming more so in the United States.
  • Water-Saving Showerheads. You won't need to sacrifice a nice strong stream of hot water with, and replacing your high-water usage showerhead can save you as much as 70% on your current shower water usage.

To learn more about water-efficient plumbing fixtures for your Boise home, contact us at Plumbing Solutions of Idaho today