WaterSense is a partnership program sponsored by the U.S. EPA committed to protecting the future of the U.S. water supply. The WaterSense program promotes usage of water-efficient products and services. Schafer Mechanical Services is proud to be a part of EPA’s Watersense program.
Watersense Products and Services
Did you know that standard showerhead uses on average 2.5 gallons of water per minute (gpm) and that an efficient showerhead consumes 2.0 gpms?
Did you know that on average, a US family spends $1,100 per year in water costs, but that it can also save $350 from retrofitting with WaterSense labeled fixtures and ENERGY STAR® qualified appliances?
Also, about 70 percent of water used at home is used indoors.
The WaterSense specifications address water efficiency during the planning and design stages of home construction, huge impacts can be achieved using readily available technologies. Makes sense?
Schafer Maechanical services staff would love to help you build a water usage efficient home or to retrofit your current home installation with equipment that will pay itself in very short term.
WaterSense labeled homes must have:
- WaterSense labeled plumbing fixtures that have been independently certified for efficiency and performance. Required labeled products include:
-Efficient Bathroom Faucets & Showerheads
-Flushing urinals (if installed)
- An efficient hot water delivery system that stores no more than .5 gallons of water between the source of hot water (the water heater or a recirculation loop) and the furthest fixture in the home.
-Recirculation systems must be demand initiated (push button or motion sensor activated)
- ENERGY STAR qualified clothes washer and dishwasher (if included)
- A maximum service pressure of 60 psi
- No leaks
Besides indoor water savings, Schafer Mechanical Services can help you save water with proper layout of your landscaping and irrigation installation.
If you would like to schedule a Watersense program consultation, contact us! us!