You may not know this, but your existing plumbing fixtures, such as your toilet, and kitchen or bathroom fixtures, could be keeping your water bill higher than it should be. Throughout this post, Cabinet Discounters, a general contractor in Olney, MD, is going to explain how each of the most-used fixtures in your home can be replaced with a new low-flow fixture. This can save you money on your monthly bills and may even qualify you for a rebate depending on where you live.
- We will start with most likely the most-used plumbing fixture inside your home — your toilet. Depending on how old your toilet is, you could be consuming upwards of 3.5 gallons per flush, whereas toilets that are being produced today are only using 1.6 gallons per flush. That is a savings of 50% of your current toilet, which will add up significantly over the course of a billing cycle. Typical savings for a family of four awards 20,000 gallons of water annually.
Kitchen & Bathroom Faucets
- With your kitchen and bathroom faucets, you have two options. One option is replacing the faucet, as your faucet is more than likely using in excess of 2.5 gallons per minute. Most new low-flow faucets use 1.5 gallons per minute or less. New fixture prices vary depending on the brand and what features they may have.
- The other option that you have is to install an aerator or flow restrictor. This is usually compatible with just about any faucet and will restrict the gallons per minute used. If you’re on a budget, this option is usually less expensive.
Rebates For Consumers
- Free money is the best and it doesn’t come often, so make sure to check the EPA website to see what type of rebates that your state may be offering at the time. You may qualify for a rebate to make the switch to low-flow toilets or faucets throughout your home.
Schedule An Consultation
To discuss how we can help you save money by replacing the plumbing fixtures inside your home with Cabinet Discounters, visit one of our 7 showrooms, schedule an appointment online, or call 1-800-THE-DREAM.