Residential Energy Efficient Fixture Upgrades

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Residential Energy Efficient Fixture Upgrades

Residential Energy Efficient Fixture Upgrades provided by Pacific Drain and Plumbing serving Vancouver WA Portland OR

More and more Americans are learning that in the process of conserving water, they are also conserving energy. This energy is usually expended to purify and deliver water to the home. 

If just one home out of every hundred homes chose to utilize water efficient plumbing fixtures, approximately one hundred million kilowatts per hour (kWh) of electricity would be saved every year according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This would keep 80,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions from being released. This is equal to nearly 15,000 cars never leaving their garages each year. Using residential energy efficient fixture upgrades would significantly make a difference in the world.

Lower flow plumbing fixtures

There are several low flow fixtures on the market today. The energy efficient plumbing fixtures available now conserve more water while maintaining their performance level. Knowing the right water flow threshold for your fixtures helps to keep the efficiency of the plumbing up to usual standards. The newer energy efficient plumbing fixtures conserve at least twenty percent more water which contributes to a lower water bill. If all households would upgrade their plumbing to the lower flow fixtures, homeowners could save nearly 3 trillion gallons of water every year.

What to look for in residential energy efficient fixture upgrades

  • Sink faucets – The federal regulation standards for sink fixtures limit water flow from faucets to 2.2 gallons per minute. Lower flow sink fixtures on the market limit their maximum flow to 1.5 gallons per minute (gpm) saving the average household up to 700 gallons of water per year. The no touch plumbing fixtures limit the amount of water used for hand washing. This reduces the amount of water wasted. 


  • Shower fixtures – American homes use up to 40 gallons of water a day showering which is nearly seventeen percent of their total household water consumption. Low flow showerheads have decreased the flow from the older models of 2.5 gpm to 2 gpm, maximizing its efficiency. 


  • Toilets – Low flow toilets use 1.28 gallons of water per flush (gpf). Compare that to the older low flow toilets that used as much as six gallons per flush. 


  • Hot water heaters – Solar hot water systems or tankless water heaters offer alternatives for heating the home’s hot water to conserve water and energy.



Depending on the city, some utility companies offer incentives and rebates for purchasing residential energy efficient fixture upgrades. Today’s energy efficient plumbing fixtures offer savings and efficiency for the average American household. The experts at Pacific Plumbing & Drain can help you save water and money by upgrading your home with energy efficient fixtures.


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