Monday, April 23, 2012

Adopt Sustainable Practices

Courtesy of Pfister Faucets

In celebration of Earth Day, we encourage homeowners everywhere to help our planet by adopting sustainable practices such as water and energy conservation.   

By fully adopting water-efficient products and practices, the average household can save approximately 30,000 gallons of water annually. 

What's more, if just one of every 100 homes in the U.S. installed new energy saving fixtures, we could reduce our electricity consumption by 100 million kilowatts. That's equivalent to taking 15,000 cars off the road for a year. So take an easy first step towards conservation with eco-friendly fixtures.   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Home Water Conservation Tips

With a few small changes, you can make a big difference. Here are some simple tips to conserve water in the home. By adopting just one of these tips, you could save hundreds of gallons of water per month, reduce the water bill, protect the environment, and sustain water for future generations.

*       Twisting on an aerator can save up to 500 gallons per year

*       Installing water efficient faucets can save 500 gallons per year

*       Installing water efficient showerheads can save 500-800 gallons per month

*       Fixing leaky faucets or plumbing joints can save 20 gallons per day for every leak stopped

*       Shortening showers can save 700 gallons per month for every minute

*       Turning off water while brushing your teeth can save 3 gallons each day

*       Washing dishes by hand or using a spray device instead of letting the water run can save 200-500 gallons a month

*       Running only full loads in the washing machine and dishwasher can save 300-800 gallons per month

*       Washing fruits and vegetables in a pot of water and reusing water for plants can save 150-250 gallons per month

*       Disposing of hazardous material properly prevents contamination that can waste thousands of gallons of water (a quart of oil can contaminate 250,000 gallons of water)

*       Throwing waste into the garbage instead of the garbage disposal can save 50 -150 gallons a month

*       Adding mulch to your garden conserves moisture and reduces the need for frequent watering, which can save 750-1,500 gallons a month

*       Planning a low-water-use garden (also known as a xeriscape) by planting native flora and drought resistant perennials can save 750-1,500 gallons a month.

If you're looking for eco-friendly fixtures, Cabinet-S-Top can help.  Stop by our showroom to see our selection.  We are located at 1977 Medina Road, Medina.  330-239-3630.

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