The Low Down on Low Flow Plumbing Fixtures

We know that as a homeowner, you’ll probably appreciate any advice that will help you save on your utility bills. Well, there are a few things you can replace in your home that can make a big difference when it comes to your water bill, such as low flow plumbing fixtures.

What are Low Flow Plumbing Fixtures?

Low-flow plumbing fixtures are those that limit the amount of water that is expelled per minute and line up with federal guidelines when it comes to water usage. They are available in multiple forms for different parts of your home in order to save you the most water.

Types of Low Flow Plumbing Fixtures

Low Flow Toilets

Traditional flow toilets can use up to 7 gallons of water per flush! Low flow toilets can lower the amount of water you use from an average of 3.5 gallons per flush to just 1.6, and they typically come in two models.

  • Gravity-Fed: These use the traditional method of using the water’s weight to flush. They tend to be cheaper and a bit quieter.
  • Pressure-Assisted: This model tends to be a bit noisier but can help reduce your water usage by up to 45%.

Low Flow Showerheads

Most shower heads expel water at a rate of 2.5 gallons per minute, while low-flow showerheads can reduce that rate to 2.0. Since we know that some of us take much longer showers than others, reducing the amount of water that comes out of the showerhead can make a big difference in your water bill. You can usually choose from two main models.

  • Laminar Flow: This model creates individual streams of water and allows for a bit more control of the water’s temperature.
  • Aerating: This model mixes air into the water to create a mist. Since this can lead to a lot of steam, it’s not always a good option for humid climates.

Low Flow Faucets

Adding low fixtures to your faucets can lower the amount of water that use from 2.5 gallons per minute to 1.5 gallons per minute. This is very easily done by installing an aerator on your faucets.

When it comes to installing fixtures that help our environment and keeping your water bill low, trust the experts at Ace Solves It All for help. For three decades, we have been proudly serving Orlando, FL and the surrounding communities, and we live by our motto of “One Call Solves It All.” For more information or to schedule a service, call us at (407) 499-8006.​

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