Toilet flush ratings are no laughing matter. They really are important when choosing the best toilet that is energy-efficient and flushes (your business) like nobody’s business! Here’s what to look for in Maximum Performance (MaP) toilet flush ratings. I’ll explain how a MaP rating is verified and how they put toilets to the test.
Have you ever totaled your family's water consumption? No... not drinking water -- the total amount of water you use in your home every day. Here, homeowners are sharing their favorite household products that help you conserve water (toilets, showers, and water heaters) -- while saving money and helping the environment in the process.
My old toilet is like new and it’s smarter, too. See how I installed a dual flush converter kit, a standard flush valve, and a new fill valve.
Swapping out your old showerheads with new EPA WaterSense labeled showerheads would conserve at least 20% of your water usage. I’ve got the scoop on what you need to know before buying.
A simple way to conserve water and save money at the same time is to install a dual flush kit on your old toilets in your home. They’re pretty cheap and they work as advertised. My comparisons will help you decide which brand to choose. A look into high-efficiency toilets (HETs), too.
Lots of information on WaterSense labeled high-efficient toilets (HET’s). Performance is much improved over the early HET’s. There are also many more brands, styles and models of HET’s to choose from than ever before. Get out the checkbook! It’s time to save some water…and eventually recoup the expense and labor of the new toilet over the old one.
Water conservation was a key factor in earning the HGTV Green Home the LEED Gold-level certification amongst the myriad of products, construction methods, materials and ideas that indeed makes this an excellent example of how to build a green home.
If you’re thinking of having a custom shower system installed, make sure you know how much hot water volume and storage is required to do the job. Lots more info than just water volume and storage here.
Curious which toilets made a splash at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Vegas this year? Contemporary and Asian-inspired designs were influential as well as water conserving toilets.
Are you looking for information on the most energy efficient water heater? I’ve compiled some of the latest information to help you make an informed decision on methods, makes and models.