Because we sincerely strive to make going green more affordable — more so than you may think.
Water Conservation — A Topic We Can No Longer Ignore
Toilets the number one water-waster in most all homes. Simply switching your old water-guzzling toilet for an affordable water-conservation toilet is a giant step towards saving water. Toilets are rated based on their gallon per flush (gpf).
• Low-flow toilets using 1.6 gpf or less are now the US federal standard.
• High-efficiency toilets start at 1.3 gpf.
• The highest-efficiency on the market today is 1.1 gpf.
• Dual-flush toilets have two gpf ratings — solids are flushed at the higher 1.6 gpf rate, while liquids use 1.1 gpf or less.
TIP: A fast, easy and inexpensive DYI water-saving solution. Install a “faucet aerator” and save up to 500 gallons of water per year! Faucet aerators are sold at all renown hardware stores — you can easily install one yourself in less than 15 minutes.
Hot water – we all need it, but at what price? If your water heater nearing the 7 to 10 year-old mark, now is the time to consider a tankless water heater. The tankless water heater has many advantages
• Saves Energy Energy is used ONLY when the hot water tap is turned on.
• Saves Space Tankless water heaters use zero floor space — tankless water heaters are wall-mounted.
• Unlimited Supply of Hot Water Provides hot water only when you need it.
• No Risk of Flood or Water Damage Tankless water heaters do not rupture or explode.
• Increases Your Home Value The vast majority of newly built homes come equipped with tankless water heaters. Real estate appraisers look for energy-efficient equipment options, while home buyers say tankless heaters justify a smart investment.
• Longer Lifespan Tankless Water heaters last up to 20 years.
NEW TECHNOLOGY The best new water-saving kitchen appliance is….
the drawer-style dishwasher! The drawer-style dishwasher allows you to wash smaller loads of dishes with less amounts of water.
> HINT: Bathrooms and kitchens are the energy-using capitals of the home.
If you are planning a remodel, building new, or just replacing old fixtures and appliances, remember to review the energy-efficient ratings on each product. Less expensive fixtures and appliances are sometimes more expensive in the long run.