Mar 16, 2012   //   by Daniel Cordova   //   Tip Of The Month  //  Comments Off on Install Faucet and Showerhead Aerators and Save Money!

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average household in the US spends about $500 on their water and sewer bill each year, which doesn’t seem too bad, but what if we were to tell you that there’s an easy way to knock off about $170 from that yearly total. Would you like to know how?

Like we said, it’s easy!  The EPA reports that the average household uses approximately 32% of their indoor water usage on sinks and showers alone, and generally uses older or out-of-date faucets and fixtures.  These old, out-of-date fixtures are very low-efficient, which means they are very wasteful and actually cost you a lot more money than necessary to use!  At Daniel Cordova Plumbing, we recommend retrofitting your entire home with new, more high-efficient models that will not only help save water, but will also help keep more money in YOUR pocket!

If replacing all of the faucets and fixtures in your home isn’t quite in your budget for the time being, try this quick and cheap tip:

Install a faucet aerator or showerhead aerator in each of your sinks and showers.  These aerators only cost a few dollars each and are installed at the tip of your faucets or inside your showerhead and are designed to “add air” to the water stream, which gives the illusion of more water, but actually you’re using less!  They are very easy to install, and also help reduce splashing and can even increase water pressure too!

Simple fixes like this can help you conserve nearly 30% of your household water usage, which you will definitely notice when it comes time to pay your next water bill!

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