Plumbing Fixtures that Will Help Conserve Water and Energy

Conserve Water and Energy With These Plumbing Fixtures

Ready to put money back in your pockets and be environmentally friendly at the same time? You can reduce your footprint and save money on your monthly bill by switching to high-efficiency or low-flow plumbing fixtures. Learn more about the benefits of these fixtures with Stephens Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. 

Tankless Water Heater

Say goodbye to your current water and upgrade to tankless! Tankless systems only heat water on demand, which conserves energy and less energy used means money saved on energy costs. They are smaller in size compared to a conventional storage tank water heater. If properly maintained, tankless water heaters can last up to 20 years or more. At Stephens, our team can set up scheduled maintenance times for your water heater so you don’t have to worry!

Low Flow Shower Head

A standard shower head uses approximately 2.5 gallons per minute. Low flow shower heads, on the other hand, use 2 gallons of water or less per minute. The two main types of low flow shower heads include aerating and laminar-flow. You may be thinking, “Will switching to a low flow shower head affect water pressure?” The answer is no! Low flow shower heads still deliver strong pressure. Other benefits of low flow shower heads include a decrease in water consumption by almost 40%, less energy consumption, and a lower water bill. 

Low Flow Faucets

It’s time to go with the flow, the low flow that is. Low flow faucets allow homeowners to save money and use water more efficiently. The standard flow of water from a faucet is 2.2 gallons per minute. With a low flow faucet, the flow rate goes down to about 1.5 gallons per minute. If you’re not ready to completely part ways with your faucet, you can attach an aerator to it. An aerator can be easily screwed on to the faucet. It mixes water with air, causing the water to stream out of the faucet without splashing. 

High-Efficiency Toilets

Lastly, we highly recommend installing a high-efficiency toilet. The average toilet today uses about 1.6 gallons of water when flushing. Ultra-high efficiency toilets use half of what an average toilet uses per flush. Some efficient toilets include gravity-assist toilets, dual-flush toilets, vacuum-assisted toilets, and pressure-assisted toilets. It is up to you to decide which toilet is best for your lifestyle. By switching to a high-efficiency toilet, you will undoubtedly conserve more water and save money on your monthly bill. 

Stephens Is Here to Help

If you’re ready to upgrade your current plumbing fixtures or begin the installation process, Stephens is here to lend a helping hand! Our residential plumbing services include kitchen plumbing, bathroom plumbing, water heating systems, and more. Our technicians are experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to replacing and installing plumbing fixtures, so you can count on them to provide you with quality work and service. We proudly assist residents in Orange County, Long Beach, and the South Bay. To schedule an appointment and receive a full price quote on our services, contact us today! We look forward to serving you with all of your plumbing needs.