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Did You Know? Money Saving Plumbing Facts

We all want to save money and make a good investment. Some of us may even have a little in the stock market. If it goes up, we get excited; if it goes down, we start to worry. Most homeowners would agree that our house is an investment. By taking it a step further, your home could be saving you significantly on water and electricity cost by installing WaterSense labeled appliances and fixtures. WaterSense is a program that’s part of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Its purpose is to encourage water efficiency. A product with the WaterSense label has met all the specifications for water efficient product.


Water Efficient Appliances and Fixtures

Did you know that homeowners can save as much as 20 percent by installing water-efficient appliances and fixtures such as water heaters and toilets? 

Water Usage

Did you know that 38% of household water usage is from flushing our toilets? Make sure you have a toilet that uses 1.6 gallons of water a flush.

Inefficient Toilet 

Did you know that replacing your old inefficient toilet with a new WaterSense labeled toilet can save 13,000 gallons of water per year and save you $130 in water costs?

Save On New Faucets

Did you know that a homeowner can save as much as $250 over the lifetime of a faucet in electricity and water costs by replacing their old inefficient faucets and aerators with WaterSense labeled models?

Replace Your Showerheads 

Did you know that if you replaced your showerheads with WaterSense labeled models you can save as much as $70 on electricity and water costs? Additionally, a family can save over 2,700 gallons of water a year. 

Bathroom Makeover

Did you know that you can do a complete bathroom makeover by installing new WaterSense labeled faucets, toilets, and showerheads, and it could pay for itself in one year?

Turn Off The Tap

Did you know that if you turn off the water while brushing your teeth, you can save 8 gallons of water per day, assuming you brush twice a day? Additionally, you can save 10 gallons per shave if you turn off the tap while shaving,  assuming you shave 5 times a week. That’s a total of 5,700 gallons of water per year.  

Big B’s Plumbing Is Ready To Help

If you feel it’s time to get retrofitted with new WaterSense labeled faucets, toilets, and showerheads, Big B’s Plumbing has you covered. Our plumbing experts are ready to bring you the value and expertise you would expect. 

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