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Why You Should Install Low-Flow Faucets for Your Home

Your water bills account for a large part of your monthly utility bills, and chances are that they are higher than they should be. You can lower your water bills with careful water conservation methods, such as reducing shower times and collecting the lukewarm water from taps while waiting for the hot water to arrive. But one of the best ways to lower water use in your house is to have low-flow faucets installed in the bathrooms and kitchen. These water-conserving fixtures provide a long-term solution that will save you money for many years without requiring a sacrifice in performance. Professional plumbers must do the work to install these faucets for your home to make sure that they work the way they should.

For a plumber in Salt Lake City, UT who can recommend and then install low-flow faucets, contact the staff at Rentmeister Total Home Service. We’ve provided plumbing assistance to Salt Lake County since 1953.

The Benefits of Low-Flow Faucets

A regular bathroom faucet uses 2.2 gallons per minute while it runs. A WaterSense-labeled faucet lowers that amount to 1.5 gallons per minute, with no loss of quality. (Products with the WaterSense label have gone through an independent certification process to see that they live up to EPA standards for both conservation and performance.) Low-flow kitchen faucets can achieve similar results. The average WaterSense-labeled kitchen faucet uses 32% less water.

How much water savings does this add up to each year? The average family can save 700 gallons over a year, which is the equivalent of 40 showers-worth of water.

There’s an additional benefit: energy reduction. If you reduce the amount of hot water you use through a low-flow fixture, you also reduce the amount of energy your water heater uses. The same family that saves enough water for 40 showers would also save enough kilowatts of energy each year to power their whole house for three continuous days.

Find Out More about Low-Flow Installations

Call Rentmeister Total Home Service to learn about our services to install water-conserving fixtures. Along with faucets, you can also install low-flow showerheads and toilets. These installations cost more than standard fixtures, but they will rapidly pay for themselves with the water and energy savings. Get in touch with a plumber in Salt Lake City today to start reducing your water use and lower your bills.

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