There are two “green” reasons why people choose WaterSense products: 1) to make the Earth and its environment a better place; and 2) to save more green in their pocket books. Whichever reason motivates you, using WaterSense products and following the program’s guidelines for water usage will benefit both you and the environment.
WaterSense is a partnership program with the federal EPA, similar to the Energy Star program but only for water products. The WaterSense product-labeling program allows consumers to know which products the EPA deems as sufficiently eco-friendly and energy efficient to earn the seal of approval.
By choosing WaterSense labeled products throughout your home and integrating them into your landscaping, a typical homeowner can save 20 percent more water than with generic plumbing products and fixtures. That translates into a lot of savings in both water usage and costs on your water bill each month. The EPA figures if only one in every 10 homes in America installed WaterSense products in the bathroom, it could save 6 billion gallons of water every year and $50 million in energy costs to heat, supply and treat that water. That is a huge impact.
In addition to installing WaterSense products, the EPA suggests doing your part to save water by fixing leaks. The research group estimates on average every American home wastes 10,000 gallons of water a year through inefficient appliances, leaky faucets, dripping showerheads and running toilets.
You won’t be sacrificing comfort or quality by switching to WaterSense products. The showerheads, faucets and toilets are designed to save water without sacrificing product performance. Launched in 2006, the program already has saved more than 285 billion gallons of water and $4.7 billion in water and energy bills.
If you haven’t already made the switch to WaterSense labeled products, make the switch as soon as possible. It truly does make sense — and cents.
For more information about the WaterSense program, please contact us at LBA Heroes. We have been serving Kansas City and the surrounding area for more than 25 years.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Kansas City, Kansas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about WaterSense Products and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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