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If the plumbing fixtures in your Sarasota, Florida, home are too old, upgrading them to high-efficiency, low-flow models can help you save water, energy, and money. Using EPA WaterSense labeled showerheads, faucets, and toilets can save you about 20 percent of water without compromising on comfort and performance.

Water-Efficient Showerheads

Showering accounts for nearly 17 percent of total water consumption in a typical American household. You can conserve a good amount of water by replacing the showerheads that dispense more than 2.5 gallons of water per minute. Ultra-low-flow showerheads available in the market today consume as little as 2 gallons of water per minute, compared to the traditional showerheads that consume up to 8 gallons of water per minute. Less water consumption also means a lower energy cost to heat the water.

Low-Flow Faucets

Water-efficient faucets use aerators to minimize the flow of water without reducing the water pressure. According to the current WaterSense standards, sink faucets shouldn’t be dispensing more than 1.5 gallons of water per minute. Consider upgrading your faucets if they’re dispensing anything above 2 gallons per minute. If you don’t want to replace all the faucets at a time, start with those in the kitchen and bathroom that you use the most. This will help you save water every time you wash your hands, brush your teeth, or clean the utensils.

High-Efficiency Toilets

Most of the traditional toilets use between 3 and 5 gallons of water per flush. That adds up to a huge wastage of water when compared with the low-flow toilets that only use 1.28 gallons of water per flush. Dual-flush toilets are also getting increasingly popular in the U.S. They have two different buttons for flushing solid and liquid wastes so you don’t have to waste more water than what is required each time. Sometimes, you may have to fix the running toilet issue for better flushing and water conservation.

Our team of well-trained, licensed plumbers at Aqua Plumbing & Air can help you with efficient plumbing installation, repairs, and maintenance. Call us today at (941) 306-3715 to schedule an appointment.

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