How Often Should I Replace My Plumbing Appliances for Maximum Efficiency?

Do you have a home with older or outdated plumbing fixtures? You've probably heard that newer items can be more energy efficient. If you want your fixtures to be as efficient as possible, here is what you need to know about replacing them.

Signs You Should Replace Fixtures

Before replacing your fixtures, you need to find out if they are energy efficient. Ultimately, you'll want to update your plumbing appliances for maximum efficiency every 10-15 years. You may want to talk to Gunthers about plumbing services if you notice any of these problems:

  • Increasing utility bills
  • Appliances that use way too much water
  • Appliances that run when not in use
  • Leaking fixtures
  • Lengthy draining or flushing times

The Difference in Efficiency Between Old and New Fixtures

There are significant differences in efficiency between old and new fixtures. If you care about saving money or being more environmentally friendly, you might want to make the switch. To see if it is worth investing in a replacement, figure out how much water your old fixtures use and consider how much you would save by switching.

Toilets made before 1994 use up to 7 gallons of water to flush. On the other hand, newer models use only 1.6 gallons. Newer dishwashers use up to 4.2 gallons less of water per cycle than old ones while newer shower heads use 1 gallon per minute less than old ones. This can mean you may end up cutting your water bill in half by installing new fixtures.

At Gunthers in American Fork, we provide a wide range of heating, cooling, and plumbing services. If you're considering updating your property, we have plenty of technicians who can help you out. We can help you get set up with new fixtures, or we can provide repairs to make your current appliances work as efficiently as possible. Get in touch with us today to learn more about what we can provide.

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