The Advantages of Water-Efficient Plumbing Fixtures

January 31 2017

Water-Efficient Plumbing

The plumbing fixtures that exist today are not only more sophisticated, but they are able to perform at a higher standard of efficiency. As expected, water-saving toilets, faucets and shower heads have now become the industry standard.

Initially, commercial and residential plumbers did not embrace water-efficient plumbing, mainly because it was perceived to have questionable performance.

In the early 1990s, water use for toilets dropped to the mandatory 1.6 gallons per flush. It was at that point that we were all caught with our pants down, because there were very few toilets that worked well with the new water-use limits.

There have been significant breakthroughs with new shower fixtures over the past decade. With new air-induction technology, the flow and coverage of water-saving shower heads have vastly improved. Modern designs and functional improvements have now made the choice for efficient fixtures much easier.

New aerators are the best new water-saving components of a high-efficiency faucet. This allows easy conversions of installed faucets and allows creative styling of new faucets to continually evolve. High-efficiency faucets not only save water, but they have amazing technological components – like hands-free utilization.

With the new single-flush, high-efficiency toilets on the market, it’s possible to achieve a more powerful flush. New styles of smaller and sleeker toilet tanks are now available. Bowls have not been forgotten either. Skirted models with comfort height have now taken the water-saving toilet to higher levels.

No matter how old your home is, updating to water-efficient plumbing can definitely help save money on your water bills. Visit our showroom today to view the latest designs and their amazing functionality.