Posted on 7/3/2013

Summer is finally here, which means water consumption throughout the Libertyville area is at its high point. If you’re planning on running your sprinkler system, filling up your pool, or washing your car in your driveway, conserve water elsewhere by using low-flow fixtures in the home. Here’s a look at some of the benefits of using low-flow faucets and fixtures in your plumbing.

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Save Money Every Month
Installing low-flow components on the fixtures that you use most often can bring significant savings every month. Utilizing low-flow shower heads, faucets, toilets, and other fixtures can reduce your water bill by a few dollars a month. With low-flow fixtures, the impact of increased water consumption through summer is felt a little less.

Great Return on Investment
If you install low-flow components on the fixtures that you use the most in your Libertyville home or business, your purchases will likely pay for themselves in about a year. In that sense, installing low-flow fixtures is kind of like upgrading your plumbing for free. The key to getting this return on investment is targeting plumbing that you use the most often throughout your home or business.

Positive Environmental Impact
Low-flow plumbing fixtures can help to reduce the strain that homeowners place on water supplies, including the Great Lakes. For an average family of four, converting to a low-flow toilet can save up to 22,000 gallons of water a year. The cost of these kinds of upgrades is very low, but can have a huge environmental benefit in the long run.

To learn more about upgrading the plumbing in your Libertyville area home or business, contact Arrow Plumbing, Inc. today. We specialize in all types of residential and commercial plumbing services, and can help you save water and money this year through a variety of plumbing maintenance and upgrade services. Call (888) 349-8161 or visit our website if you have any questions.