At Home with Conserving Water

Conserving water is a major component in sustainable home design.

Water affects every aspect of our lives. It works with electricity to heat and cool our homes.   We are cleansed by it and have waste whisked way with it. Our pets and plants also gather sustenance from water.

Over the past five decades, the global need for water has tripled. As this precious commodity’s supplies dry up, residential designers possess numerous procedures and products to conserve and reuse it.
Every existing house benefits from a water audit.

Performed by professional plumbers or municipalities, an audit can also be a DYI project starting at less than $10.00.   Whatever the cost, locating even a small leak in a toilet can save up to 200 gallons being lost daily.

Updating equipment also prevents  water loss.
Regardless how unappealing their name, compost toilets are gaining in green technology popularity.
Their design and ease of use have evolved over the years. Waterless or low water models now match many decors. Low flush toilets significantly reduce water usage  from the standard five gallons to less than two per flush.

A HVAC system consumes 40- percent of a house’s water usage. Current models, with cooling towers, now reduce the figure by 15 percent.
Outdoors, the introduction of drought tolerant plants and moisture sensing control systems are allowing conservation-conscious homeowners and landscape professionals to conserve water.
The implementation of new practices and equipment continue to save resources and inspire future conservation methods.

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