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WaterSense Fixtures

How to Save on Your Water Bill

When it comes to saving money on your water bills each month, small adjustments can have a big impact. From fixing leaks to upgrading fixtures – see below for some simple ways to save:

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  • Leaks – Did you know 10 percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day? Keep your home leak free by checking and repairing faucets, toilet flappers, and shower heads. Should you see any unusual increase in your water bills or meter – this may be your first clue your home has a leak. If you can’t seem to locate it – that’s where we come in.
  • Fixtures – Switching over to low flow, water-efficient fixtures uses less water per minute than older, traditional models. Consider installing WaterSense labeled shower heads and you could potentially save 700 gallons of water per year – the equivalent to 40 showers!
  • Appliances – When it comes to washing dishes or doing laundry, waiting until you have a full load to do is a better method for conserving water. An even better method? Choosing Energy Star-certified dishwashers and washers/dryers. These appliances tend to use 25% less energy (and less water) than the norm.
  • Habits – Above all, actively wean yourself away from bad water habits. Turn off the tap when you brush your teeth or shave, limit your shower time, etc. You can also look into ways to recycle water – like saving water used for cooking pasta or washing veggies to water your garden or household plants.

For over 25 years, Patterson Plumbing has been Pueblo, Colorado’s go to company for plumbing, heating, cooling, water treatment, and remodeling needs. If you have questions about saving water in your home, think you have a leak, or need help installing some new energy efficient fixtures – give one of our expert technicians a call today: 719-544-4922.

Colorado Advocating WaterSense Fixtures

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Image Source: Home Depot

The Colorado Senate has recently mandated a phase-out of toilets, faucets, and shower-heads that use too much water. In a 19-16 vote, the Senators voted in favor of a bill prohibiting the sale of low-efficiency plumbing fixtures by 2016.

The measure would not require anyone to change their current plumbing, but rather make it illegal to sell new faucets, shower-heads, and toilets that aren’t certified by the federal government as efficient “WaterSense” fixtures.

Learn more about the bill here » If you’re looking to install new fixtures, contact one of our plumbers here at Patterson Plumbing & Heating. Our friendly, courteous and trained experts can handle any plumbing installation for your home. Give us a call today: 719-544-4922