Ways to Make Your Plumbing More Eco-Friendly
Every homeowner should add items to their to-do list to find ways to make their home more eco-friendly. Luckily, one of the easiest ways to get started on that mission is to consider making some green plumbing upgrades in your humble abode!
If you're not sure where to start on your eco-friendly plumbing journey, your friends at Red Lilly Plumbing are here to lend a few suggestions!
Install a Dual-Flush Toilet
On average, most toilets use between 5 to 7 gallons of water to flush your "business" — alarming, right? If you're looking for a way to cut back on the amount of H2O you use, consider having a dual-flush toilet installed! This wonderful invention allows homeowners to choose the flush’s force — meaning one will use less water (about 1.6 gallons minimum) than the other!
Upgrade to a Low-Flow Showerhead
There's nothing better than finding the perfect showerhead for your bathroom! And while your current model may seem to be functioning correctly, there's a chance it could be using 2.5 gallons of water per minute when you're bathing — which can be unsettling. To help combat this, it would be wise to look into a low-flow showerhead!
With the power of a traditional model, this eco-friendly showerhead will help conserve water when you shower — using approximately 2 gallons or less of water per minute. Of course, to reap the ultimate benefits of this green showerhead, consider taking showers that do not surpass five minutes in length!
Invest in Energy-Efficient Appliances
Did you know that your current appliances might be using a startling amount of water (as well as energy) when they're in use? For instance, the standard washing machine uses about 20 gallons of water per wash. To cut back on your H2O waste, consider upgrading to an ENERGY-STAR appliance! An ENERGY-STAR clothes washer uses about 14 gallons of water per wash and relies on only 316 kWh of electricity to get the job done — talk about maximum savings!