As we move into springtime in Ventura and Santa Barbara, we may be only thinking of rainwater, but now’s the perfect time to start thinking of water leak prevention and summer conservation. Especially in areas that may be anticipating more severe California drought conditions, choosing WaterSense products for installation can be a money-saving and eco-friendly idea.
What Is WaterSense?
WaterSense is the label given to products that fit EPA certifications for water conservation, such as low flow toilets, irrigation controls and shower heads. Products are backed by independent, third-party testing agencies for performance. For a full listing of WaterSense products, check theEPA product search.
What Are WaterSense Products Like?
WaterSense products work much the same as regular products, but simply use less water. Here are some descriptions of some common types of WaterSense products:
- Low water usage toilets – High efficiency low-flow toilets use less than 1.6 gallons per flush. While users do have to pay a little more attention to clogged toilets or sometimes flush twice, most users are very happy with their purchase and save up to 10.5 gallons per day.
- Low-flow shower heads – These shower heads simply limit the amount of water coming out of the shower. Many shower heads will come with a shut off valve to save water in between rinses. Save up to 50 gallons of water during a 10-minute shower.
In addition to water savings, choosing WaterSense products can also help your water heater run more efficiently. Extra water usage and old leaky plumbing can keep your hot water constantly moving and your water heater running overtime. Save energy, water and money by installing WaterSense products and following these other helpful hints. Additionally, look into rebates offered in your local area for water and energy-saving installations. You may be able to get part of your purchase price back.
Learn more about choosing WaterSense products and other energy-saving ideas for the Ventura and Santa Barbara area by contacting your local home environment professionals at Pacific Aire.
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