Water Products

Water Conservation Buyer's Guide

 

Water Conservation Products:
Save $100s, Save Energy, Save the Planet


As implied by their name, water conservation products help you use less water, thus conserving the limited fresh water supply and saving energy, money, and the planet along with it! In this guide, we'll discuss:

  • Why water conservation is important
  • How saving water saves energy and money
  • Products to purchase to help you save

Fresh water is limited!
Although it may seem like we have an abundant supply of fresh water, this is not the case. Less than 1 percent of the world’s water is available for use. The rest is too salty (ocean water), frozen in ice caps, or otherwise inaccessible. And while the natural water cycle always returns the one percent we are using, it’s not always to the same place or in the same quality.

Water requires energy & money!
It takes energy and resources to move, treat, and heat water. Every drop you save helps conserve the supply, saves energy, and saves you money. With that said, the first step in saving water is to recognize just how much we use (spoiler alert - it’s a LOT)!

 

How (and how much) do Water Conservation Products Help Save?


How much can I save?

Water conservation products help save water and the energy required to move, treat, and heat it. Not only does this help the environment, but also helps you save money on your utility bills.

According to energy.gov, water heating is the second largest energy expense in the home, typically accounting for about 18% of your utility bill after heating and cooling. When you start conserving hot water, savings really start to add up!

 

Water Conserving Showerheads

Though this marketplace doesn't offer all the water conservation products your home needs for a full water-conscious makeover, we have many to get you started, beginning with showerheads.

Standard showerheads use 2.5 gallons of water per minute (gpm), but WaterSense certified showerheads use less than 2.0 gpm, offering significant water and energy savings. Worried about sacrificing a great shower for great savings? Don’t be! WaterSense showerheads are intelligently designed to still offer great water pressure and spray coverage using less water, so you won’t even know the difference.

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Thermostatic Shut-Off Valves (or TSVs)

Countless gallons of hot water are wasted at the start of every shower. This is because while waiting for the shower to get warm, people often leave to do something such as brush their teeth. A Thermostatic Shut-Off Valve (or TSV) solves this problem and makes it easy to stop wasting water. This simple and affordable device fits between your shower arm and existing showerhead. We also offer showerheads and tub spouts with integrated TSVs.

 

 

Faucet Aerators

An aerator attaches to the end of your faucet and ultimately determines its maximum flow rate. While the standard faucet flow rate is 2.2 gpm, water conserving aerators restrict flow rates from 0.5 to 1.5 gpm.

They work by incorporating air into your water stream, which effortlessly reduces water consumption without affecting water pressure. They are inexpensive and very easy to install (just screw them on), making them one of the most cost effective ways to save water and energy. We offer aerators for both bathroom and kitchen faucets.

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