Green choices don’t make just good environmental sense, they deliver cost savings benefits annually.
WATER SENSE FAUCETS
Exact Plumbing installs faucets that marry beauty, function, and reduce water consumption. Water Sense labeled faucets and accessories can reduce a sink’s water flow by 30 percent or more without sacrificing performance. By installing Water Sense faucets and accessories an average household can save more than 500 gallons of water each year. And since these water savings will reduce demands on water heaters, households will also save energy.
Whether replacing an older, inefficient faucet, or exploring options to reduce water use in your home, choose a Water Sense faucet or accessories for your kitchen or bath. The next time you wash your hands or brush your teeth, you’ll know that you’re doing your part to help protect our precious water resources.
SUSTAINABILITY WITH TOILETS AND FIXTURES
Exact Plumbing installs toilets that meet the HET standards; high efficiency toilets. Kohler, often our choice for homes, has won the Water Sense Award multiple times in recent years for designs that save valuable environmental resources. Installing efficiency fixtures and toilets dramatically reduces your home’s environmental impact:
Switching from a 2.5 gallon toilets to a modern 1.28 gallon ones (or even less), can save you up to 16,500 gallons of water per fixture per year
Installing 1.75 gpm water-conserving showerheads and handshowers deliver 35% water savings over traditional 2.75 gpm showerheads and handshowers
Choosing Water Sense faucets with low-flow aerators deliver up to 45% water savings over traditional 2.75 gpm ones
WATER SAVING TIPS
Even though 70% of our planet’s surface is covered by water, but less than 1% is suitable for consumption. With our population continuing to rise, it is critical that we get smarter about how we use our supply of potable water. The good news, we all can make a difference just by making a few small changes to our daily habits.
A few simple changes can save valuable resources and money:
Capture running water while waiting for the temperature to change; this excess water can be used to water plants.
When washing dishes by hand, use only the required amount of dish soap and put the dishes in a rack to rinse them all together. Be sure to use short bursts instead of letting the water run when rinsing. When you do use the dishwasher, use appropriate water and energy efficient settings.
Keep a container of drinking water in the refrigerator. With cold drinking water on hand, you’ll waste less than you would while waiting for the faucet to change temperature for each glass of water.
Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth, and rinse out the sink when you’re finished.
Don’t wait for the water to get hot before filling the tub for a bath. Put in the plug and adjust the water temperature as the tub fills.