Environmental activists are always telling us to conserve water in most new developments, builders request high efficiency plumber installations in Toronto. These fixtures save water and energy, and as a result, conserve water sources and, of course, money on your utility bills.
It requires a lot of energy to treat and deliver water into homes, and when it finally reaches the home, more energy is used to heat it for washing, cleaning and cooking. Only the energy consumption required inside of your home shows up on your water and electric or gas bill.
City of Toronto Licensed Plumber Recommends High-Efficiency Plumbing Installations
High-efficiency plumbing installations can help conserve electricity and prevent a huge amount of greenhouse gases from being discharged, thus, saving the planet.
There are several options for installing high-efficiency plumbing fixtures that suit most homes:
Low-flow aerators and faucets
Updating your faucets to low-flow is a basic process that can deliver great results. Ultra-low flow models offer even better flow rates. Standard aerators fit into most faucet openings and can help reduce your water consumption dramatically.
Water Conserving Shower Heads
Most shower-heads consume 5 gallons of water per minute, whereas a low-flow shower head brings the maximum flow rate down to 2.5 gpm. Switching to a low-flow shower head can help reduce your shower water consumption by up to 70%. It can also help reduce the expenses of heating water for the shower, because reducing the total amount of water, reduced the amount of water that requires heating.
If your toilets have been installed prior to 1994, it may be time to update your gallon-guzzlers to new high-efficiency models, of which there are many to choose. From high-efficiency models that use 1.6 gallons per flush, to ultra low-flow models that use 1.3 gallons, you have your pick from a wide range of styles to suit your interior. Then of course, there is a wide range of dual-flush models that have two buttons to help you choose how much water each flush requires. The solid waste option uses 1 gallon of water, while the other uses only .8.
Apart from these options, there are other options that work well in order to conserve water and electricity in your home, including insulating your pipes and using a tankless water heater.
Anta Plumbing is a City of Toronto Licensed Plumber that offers plumbing upgrades to help you conserve water as well as energy in your home or business.