Less Flushing – More Savings!

Less Flushing – More Savings!

Posted on December 29, 2012 by Great Florida Homes

You just purchased a new home, quite happy with all the brand new furniture and fixings it has, but when your water bill came, you were flabbergasted!  You’ve spent a small fortune already getting new stuff and fixing those broken pipes and leaking faucets! Likewise, you religiously follow all tips and ways on how to conserve water in your home. And yet, your water bill is still over the top!  How could this happen?!

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Are you constantly wondering why your water bill is way above your budget even though you’ve tried all possible means of conserving water at home?  Are you becoming more and more anxious every time your water bill comes in? Don’t worry! You’re not alone in this predicament. Many households are also facing this problem. Believe it or not, the main culprit, why your water bill is sky-rocketing is your TOILET! Have you ever tried checking how much water it takes to flush your toilet? Old toilets usually use 1.6 gallons of water per flush (gpf), and that’s a lot if you’re using your toilet often. Imagine how much you’re spending just flushing your toilet every day!

The US government, in partnership with various cities and municipalities and water companies, has developed this “Toilet Rebate Program” where rebates are given to qualified residents, businesses, and non-profit sectors who will take part in conserving water by using Low Flow or High Efficiency Toilets (HET). These new toilets use only 1.28 gallons of water per flush (gpf), that’s 20 percent less than the old and inefficient toilets. Thereby, the average water savings for HET is approximately 19,000 gallons of water per year, when swapping an average and non-efficient toilet.

Most people tend to neglect checking the toilet details when purchasing their new house. Not only the exterior details of the house like wall paint,  installing new cabinets and putting new carpeting down should be considered, being aware of how the furniture works and the home’s energy and water consumption are vital if you want to save money. Taking extra effort to know if your new neighborhood offers Toilet Rebate is a plus to help you save money.  You can always check with your Realtor if this rebate is being offered in your area before purchasing the home you covet.

Renovating a house could surely put a big dent in your budget, nevertheless participating in the Toilet Rebate Program could be a great help.  Not onlywill you save money, you’re being environmentally friendly too!