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How Plumbing Fixtures Can Save You Money (and Water)

High Efficient plumbing fixtures can lower your household’s water bills and conserve resources! Good for the environment and good for your budget. These types of fixtures can typically be swapped out with little to no disruption to your current plumbing.

A normal showerhead uses 30% more than low flow, and a faucet can use as much as 40%.

The following is a list of recommendations for various needs.

Water-Saver Toilets:

All current toilets are considered water-saver models compared to those from the early 1990’s and older, and can save a lot of water, both by the flush and over time. This means you also begin saving money right away. Whether you install a gravity- or pressure-assisted model, a new toilet will significantly reduce the amount of water needed to channel waste through the plumbing system and away from your home.

The EPA estimates that a typical home saves as much as $110 per year on their water bill by switching to low-flow toilets. Low-flow toilets can last up to 30 years and can also add to your home’s resale value.

Find out more about our toilet repair and replacement services here.

Kohler Fixtures:

Hedlund Plumber techs are Certified Installers of Kohler fixtures. We trust Kohler because they:

  • provide traditional to modern styles
  • give attention to details
  • offer incredible performance
  • contribute to ongoing sustainability

Kohler is known as a global leader in the innovation and design of kitchen and bathroom plumbing products and is fiercely committed to the communities in which they serve. 

Discover more about Kohler here.

Navien Tankless Water Heaters:

Navien tankless water heaters provide a continuous flow of hot water when you need it. Navien uses condensing boiler technology with an energy factor of 98%. Navien is one of only a few water heater brands with an integrated intelligent temperature control valve that automatically adjusts the heating process to maximize hot water flow and efficiency. 

This prevents unnecessary gas waste from heating the water if necessary. While conventional water heaters only store hot water when needed, the tankless water heater ensures an even and endless supply of hot water when you need it.

Learn more about Navien here.

Quality Shower Heads

Good news! You don’t necessarily have to skimp on water pressure to enjoy a water-saving shower head.

The average shower head uses 2.5 gallons of water per minute (GPM). Water-saving shower heads use just around 2 gallons per minute. That half gallon of water adds up. In just one year you can save approximately 1,825 gallons of water!

One of the most important things to look for is that your new shower head fits on your current shower arm correctly to avoid leaks. Hedlund Plumbing can install them for you, too!

Water-Saving Faucets

Continue your water consumption efforts with water-saving faucets. The newest models can save you up to 30% on your monthly water bills as they use 1.5 GMP as opposed to standard faucets using just over 2.2 GMP.

Aerator-equipped faucets can save up to a gallon of water per minute while still maintaining high water pressure. The aerator method injects air into the stream. This displaces water without reducing flow, pressure, or rinse capability.

Saving Water Saves You Money

Installing low-flow and water-saving fixtures is an important step to saving our precious water resources and it saves you money. You don’t have to be as bothered by your teenager’s long shower – although they can do their part to help too!

Contact Hedlund Plumbing to find out more about how you can save on your water bills and help save the planet.

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