Abundant, clean water is a necessary part of life and it is also a limited resource in many ways. Fortunately, it is quite easy to conserve water in your Monmouth County home with the installation of low-flow fixtures, which are designed to minimize wasted water by using the water more efficiently.
Advantages of Low-Flow Fixtures
- Environmental Impact: Fresh water is in limited supply on the planet, about 3 percent compared to the 97 percent that is salt water, and two-thirds of it is frozen as glaciers or snow. The cost of processing salt water or contaminated water into fresh water can be prohibitive, which makes conservation with low-flow fixtures the easiest and most viable solution.
- Water Costs: In an urban or suburban area, you are indirectly paying for your water, either through a separate water bill or through higher taxes, which finance the purification and delivery systems. In a rural area, you pay directly by installing and maintaining a well, building a water-catchment system or by hauling and storing your water. Thus, reducing your water usage by installing low-flow fixtures saves you money, in addition to the positive environmental impact.
Types of Fixtures
- Toilets: Low-flow toilets can be troublesome once in a while, but they use less than half the water of traditional models. With a dual-flush system, the savings are even greater.
- Shower Heads: A low-flow shower head uses increased pressure to allow a quality shower with less than half the amount of water.
- Faucet Aerators: By installing an aerator on each of your faucets, you can create a more-controlled flow pattern with reduced water usage.
- Washing Machines: High-efficiency washing machines use as little as 20 percent of the water that a regular machine would and they offer similar electricity savings, as well.
- Dishwashers: A high-efficiency dishwasher can use up to 10 gallons less water per cycle, which saves water and the cost to heat it.
If you are considering low-flow fixtures for your home, contact our professionals at Aggressive Mechanical Contractors, Inc. for more information and an appointment. Our family-owned business has been serving Monmouth County for three generations.
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