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Your residential or commercial plumbing system can be improved in its water efficiency, and because of the relatively high water bills in Chandler, AZ compared to other parts of the country it can be well worth the upgrades. Your toilets, showers, sinks, and other faucets can be a source of water waste if you don’t have efficient fixtures. If you want to make your building or home “green” you should take a good look at your fixtures and see if they can be upgraded.

How to Improve the Efficiency of Your Plumbing System

A high efficiency or dual flush toilet can improve your building’s efficiency

A dual flush toilet has a lower water level for liquid waste and a higher water level for solid waste. This type of toilet is popular in Europe and Australia and has been seen more commonly in the United States. These toilets can save a large amount of water annually, as well as high-efficiency toilets that use less water per flush. Most toilets use 1.6 gallons per flush or more, and if your toilet is older it likely can be upgraded to a more water efficient toilet.

 

Adding a water flow restrictor can improve faucet efficiency

Faucets are another source of plumbing water waste that can end up costing a business or home a lot of extra money in water bills. Aerators or water flow restrictors can greatly improve the efficiency of your water faucets. These are relatively inexpensive and easy to install and can reduce the flow of water for your plumbing fixtures but won’t sacrifice on functionality. Most people don’t even notice that they are installed as they don’t affect water flow very much, but they do make a big difference in water usage.

 

Talk to a plumbing company about upgrades that you can make to your building

There might be several different plumbing upgrades that you can make to your building or home that can further improve your water efficiency including tankless or “green” water heaters. Tankless water heaters can reduce your energy bills by a large percentage, and it is recommended for you to call a Chandler, AZ plumbing company about water heaters or other upgrades before you buy any.