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A family of four in the United States uses 400 gallons of water every day. That’s a lot of water – enough to take 10 baths!  By being smarter about our water use, not only can we save water, energy, and money, we can help our rivers, too. When we use water more efficiently, we leave more water in rivers and streams to support fish and wildlife and recreation.

American Plumbing HVAC can help you save water and money on upgrades to your home. Such as…

Electric Heat Pump Water Heater

Electric Heat Pump Water Heater

For those homes using electricity to heat their water, an electric heat pump storage water heater can be a more efficient source of water heating. Energy Star estimates that these homes will have savings of $300 or more per year, with savings increasing as usage increases. While a qualified heat pump water heater costs more upfront, the savings will pay back the difference in about three years.

Gas Tankless Water Heater

Gas Tankless Water Heater

A tankless, on-demand water heater is just what it sounds like – there is no storage tank with water that is already hot.  Tankless water heaters only heat water when you are ready to use it, but they are able to continuously heat water so that no one runs out of water when they need it.  In addition, they have a longer lifespan than storage water heaters, usually about 20 years.

Natural Gas Storage Water Heater

Electric Heat Pump Water Heater

Standard storage tank water heaters remain the most popular method of heating water in the home today. A single-family natural gas storage water heater will typically store between 20-80 gallons of ready-to-use hot water. Homes or properties with above average usage will have increased savings.

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High-Efficiency Faucets

High-Efficiency Faucets

If every home in the United States replaced existing faucets and aerators with WaterSense labeled models, we could save nearly $1.2 billion in water and energy costs and 64 billion gallons of water across the country annually – equivalent to the annual household water needs of more than 680,000 American homes.

High-Efficiency Showerhead

High-Efficiency Showerhead

The average California household could save up to 13,000 gallons per year by installing WaterSense labeled showerheads. Since these water savings will reduce demands on water heaters, they will also save energy. In fact, the average family could save more than 370 kilowatt hours of electricity annually, enough to power a house for 13 days.

High-Efficiency Toilet Fixtures

High-Efficiency Toilet FixturesIf your toilet is from 1992 or earlier, you probably have an inefficient model that uses at least 3.5 gallons per flush. New and improved models use less than 1.28 gallons per flush – this usage is at least 60 percent less than their older counterparts. Compared to a 3.5 gallons per flush toilet, an efficient toilet could save a family of four more than 16,000 gallons of water and $90 or more annually.

 

Graywater Systems

Graywater Systems

What does it mean?
Graywater, is untreated wastewater resulting from lavatory wash basins, laundry and bathing. It never contains wastewater from toilets, urinals or any industrial process.

Rainwater Catchment System

Rainwater Catchment System

An inch of rainfall on a 1,000-square-foot house produces about 600 gallons of water. Rain gutters capture the water and direct it to one or more downspouts which connect to a cistern to help water the garden.

 

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