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Home Improvement  /  March 7, 2019

Save Water With These Easy Bathroom Upgrades

WaterSense is to water use as ENERGY STAR® is to energy efficiency. If you’re looking for new bathroom fixtures that can help you cut down your water use, it pays to look for a WaterSense label. In fact, it pays about 20% of your utility bill as all products that carry the label are certified to meet all United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards for water efficiency.

Our professionals at Handyman Connection® of Boise are committed to helping you save water in your home, and we offer high-efficiency bathroom fittings that can do just that.

Toilets

The federal standard for toilets is about 1.6 gallons per flush. That’s 1.6 gallons of clean water going down the drain. Newer models are able to deliver the same amount of performance with only 1.28 gallons or less per flush. Considering replacing your current toilet with a WaterSense model to save up to 20% of water every time you flush.

Faucets

Faucets are second only to toilets when it comes to water use. The EPA estimates that about 15.7% of your usage is directly from your faucets. You can save up to 500 gallons a year by simply switching to a WaterSense labeled faucet.

Combination Fixtures

Some recent toilet models have drawn inspiration from airline bathrooms in water efficiency. Of these advancements, perhaps, the most notable one is the sink that drains directly into a toilet tank. When you wash your hands after doing your business, the grey water waste from the sink is stored in the tank, ready for the next flush.

Showers

There are high-efficiency WaterSense shower heads available that can help you cut down your water use by a whopping 40%. Regular shower heads use about 2.5 gallons of water per minute. L

Find everything you need for your DIY projects and more at Handyman Connection of Boise. We are your leading provider of high-efficiency WaterSense-certified bathroom fixtures and fittings. Give us a call at (208) 268-0088, or fill out our online contact form to request a free estimate today.

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