According to a report by Statistica, the average American family spends about 72.93 U.S. dollars for water every month. That is only if your family has four members and uses 100 gallons of water each per day. If you have friends and relatives coming over to spend the summer vacation with you, you can expect your household’s overall water consumption to go up, costing you more money on your monthly water bill.
Luckily, there are ways you can save water without sacrificing your comfort and safety at home. Here are the best water-saving devices you can install in your home.
Industry experts say that your faucet is responsible for 15 percent of your household’s total water use. By using a low flow high efficiency faucet aerator, you can help lower the fixture’s water usage by about 4 percent.
Low flow showerhead
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a standard showerhead uses 2.5 gallons of water per minute (gpm). With a low-flow showerhead, your family can enjoy showering daily and still get to save 2,000 gallons of water every year.
Dual flush toilet converter
Toilets account for nearly 30 percent of an average home’s indoor water consumption. You can reduce water used for toilets by using a dual flush toilet converter. This water-saving device will help you save up to $100 per year.
Rainfall shut-off device
A rainfall shut-off device, also called a rain-sensor, stops an automatic sprinkler system from turning on during and after heavy rainfall. It only costs between $25 and $100 to buy a rainfall shut-off device. You can ask for the help of your local plumber to install the device in your home.
Talk to a plumbing professional to learn more about the effective ways to save water and money at home. Get in touch with a pro today!