Why It Makes Sense To Use WaterSense Fixtures In Your Wichita home
Posted on February 26, 2013
Retrofitting your home with WaterSense fixtures is one of the smartest upgrades you can make in your home. WaterSense labeled products let you save water and energy without sacrificing performance or appearance, and there’s a wide selection of WaterSense fixtures to suit your taste and your budget.
Showerhead: According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, just installing a water-efficient showerhead can save the average family 2,900 gallons of water a year. With less demand on the water heater, energy is saved too – enough to run the house for 13 days. As for the quality of the shower, WaterSense makes sure it’s just as good, or better, than conventional showerheads.
Toilet: Nearly 30 percent of the water used in the average household is flushed away, says the EPA. Replacing older toilets with WaterSense models saves an average household about 4,000 gallons a year – and reduces the utility bill.
Bathroom sink faucets and accessories: WaterSense bathroom sink faucets and faucet accessories reduce the water flow by 30 percent, saving the average household 500 gallons a year, along with energy savings from reduced demand for the water heater.
Certified WaterSmart fixtures meet stringent standards of performance and efficiency. Many of the fixtures and accessories are low-cost, simple improvements that will get you on your way to saving money and conserving water.
For expert advice on purchasing and installing WaterSmart fixtures, and other issues related to home comfort, please feel free to contact us at Comfort Systems. We provide quality HVAC services to the Wichita area.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Wichita, Kansas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about WaterSense fixtures and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.