Many older shower-heads use three or four gallons per minute of water., while some new ones use as little as 1.6 gallons per minute.
In Miami Dade County, learn ways to conserve one of our most precious resources by checking out the links below:
High efficiency- cost saving showerhead exchange program
Order a water conservation kit
With faucets, install low-flow aerators that mix air with the water and can significantly reduce water use: a bathroom faucet may need no more than half a gallon per minute, compared with the standard 2.5 gallons per minute.
Compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL) can last up to 10 times longer than the incandescent ones and use a quarter of the energy of standard fixtures. CFL's are especially well suited for stairways,entries, or other places with lights that stay on continually.
Extra insulation eliminates drafts and boost more energy efficiency , resulting in lower heating bills during cold weather.
Energy star program: you can visit www.energystar.gov for detailed do it yourself instructions on how to perform an audit to find areas where you can improve your home's energy efficiency.