About Damien

Damien McCusker, Manager of Arpi's residential service division, has been working in the HVAC industry for 16 years and has hands-on experience in new home installations, furnace and air conditioner replacements, sales and residential service. He spends most of his spare time being an UBER driver, driving his kids to soccer practice and games.

Save Water With These Plumbing Fixtures in Your Home

Phil Laprairie

Save Water With These Plumbing Fixtures in Your HomeAny reduction in your monthly water usage will reduce the amount of money you spend for your residential water supply. At the same time, using less water will help your local community by conserving what is becoming an increasingly precious natural resource. You can make a move toward reduced water usage by installing some or all of the following plumbing fixtures.

  • Hands-free faucets: These faucets are designed with sensors that can detect when someone is reaching to wash their hands. They turn on the water flow automatically when someone's hands are under the faucet, then shut the water off when the hands are taken away. They are effective at reducing water waste though faucets being left on. Though they are more common in commercial settings, hands-free faucets can help reduce water usage in households with small children or others who may forget to turn off the water.
  • Low-flow aerators and showerheads: Aerators are the cap-like attachment on the end of a faucet that helps control water flow and reduce splashing. Low-flow aerators and showerheads reduce the amount of water coming out of the faucet. Even though the amount of water is decreased, there is still plenty of water for cooking, cleaning, or bathing.
  • Dual-flush toilets: Dual-flush toilets provide two options for flushing. One options uses less water, and is designed for removing liquid waste. The other option uses more water and is intended for flushing away solid waste. Both options provide plenty of water for their respective jobs, but the lower-water option can be used with greater frequency. A dual-flush toilet can be expected to reduce water usage by as much as 30 percent over standard toilets.
  • High-efficiency faucets: Faucets are available that automatically limit the amount of water that flows through them. This can significantly curb water usage and lead to water savings every time that faucet is used.

Arpi's Industries Ltd. serves the plumbing, heating, and cooling needs of customers throughout Calgary and the neighboring communities. Contact us today for more information on residential plumbing fixtures that can save water and reduce your monthly water bills.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Calgary, Alberta about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about plumbing and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide.

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