Low-Flow Shower

Low-Flow Shower

Install a low-flow shower head with a maximum flow rate of 2.5 gallons per minute or less. You’ll cut your bathroom water use by 30 to 50 percent, and you’ll conserve the energy required to heat the “extra” water.
Low-Flow Shower

Water-Saver Toilets

When you replace a toilet, install a low-consumption model or a water saver. Standard toilets use 5 to 7 gallons per flush; “water-savers” use 3 to 4 gallons per flush; and new low-consumption models use 1.6 gallons, or less per flush. Until you replace...
Low-Flow Shower

Low-Flow Aerators

Add low-flow aerators to threaded faucets in sinks. These inexpensive devices reduce flow rates while maintaining enough force for washing and other uses.
Low-Flow Shower

Plug Precautions

When working near a sink or bathtub always put the plug in. This will prevent any dropped screws from entering the hole.
Low-Flow Shower

Water Heating Energy

Most people are surprised to learn that the second largest energy consumer in the home, after space conditioning, is water heating. Water heating uses more than 15% of the average home’s total energy use. Because it is an out-of-sight energy consuming system,...
Low-Flow Shower

Installing a Toilet

If you’re updating a bathroom, you’ll need to know how to replace the toilet. Apply a wax seal over the floor toilet flange to prevent sewer gases from entering the room. For extra protection, put a second bead of plumber’s putty to seal any...