Water Conservation: The Next Steps
California is leading the way in water conservation for the US. Knowing this, Griffin Plumbing has put together a list of some great new products on the market that can help your home conserve even more water. Check out these new fixtures that can save you water, money, and time.
Have you considered a urinal?
American Standard is introducing the Decorum Compact Urinal. The Decorum uses a mere half gallon of water per flush, thanks to the patented FloWise water-saving technology. As an extra bonus, this urinal comes with an antimicrobial finish, which blocks the growth of bacteria, mold, and mildew on the surface. This means no stains, no odor, and no messy clean up.
Sensor-Activated Saves Your Water and Your Money
Most of the leading washing machine manufacturers are now offering sensor-driven washing machines. These units assess or “sense” how much laundry you have placed in the washer and adjust the water level as necessary for cleaning your items. You still have the option of manually adjusting the settings to your own preferences, or you can let the machine decide and save you the trouble, while also saving water.
A huge water waster in your home is your toilet. Toilets installed before 1994 use more than 1.6 gallons of water with each flush. If this is the case, you need to seriously consider changing these out for something more efficient. The water-sensing toilet is another water sensor product that is becoming more popular. These toilets literally sense how much solid and/or liquid waste has been deposited and then adjust the water level with each flush to remove the waste. The water saved with these units will quickly add up to dollars off of your water bill each month.
It’s Raining Showerheads
Delta is leading the way in water conservation with its new H2Okinetic Technology. The Raincan Showerhead improves water efficiency by 20% in what would otherwise be the biggest water-waster in your home—the shower. And what’s better? While you are saving water with this very efficient showerhead, the design actually gives you the feel of more water rushing over you, thanks to the larger droplets dispensed by the unit.
Our plumbers from Santa Maria can fit your home with these high-efficiency fixtures, allowing you to be environmentally friendly without compromising your comfort. With multiple finishes available, you don’t even have to give up your style.
Dishwashers Matter, Too
Do not ignore your dishwasher when thinking about water conservation. New designs by the leading manufacturers offer more water efficiency options than ever before, and more energy efficiency too. Use less water, use less energy, and still have sparkling clean dishes when you’re done.
For more water and money-saving tips and product recommendations, contact your Santa Maria & Central Coast plumbers Griffin Plumbing at 805-934-1949 today!