Saving Energy and Money
Improve your home’s comfort and efficiency with WaterSense and Energy Star products.
Look for WaterSense and EnergyStar labels to help you identify these valuable products for both indoors and out. These water-saving options provide the same quality you’ve come to expect as a consumer with added benefit, water conservation. To earn the WaterSense or Energy Star label a product or service has been certified to be at least 20% more efficient without sacrificing performance.
A full-sized ENERGY STAR certified clothes washer uses 13 gallons of water per load, compared to the 23 gallons used by a standard machine. That's a savings of more than 3,000 gallons of water and a savings $40 on your utility bill each year!
A dishwasher built before 1994 wastes more than 10 gallons of water per cycle. A new, ENERGY STAR certified dishwasher will save, on average, 1,600 gallons of water over its lifetime. Additionally, you will save $35 a year on your utility bill each year.
Faucets and Aerators
Replacing old, inefficient faucets and aerators with WaterSense labeled models can save the average family 700 gallons of water per year, equal to the amount of water needed to take 40 showers.
The average family could save 2,900 gallons per year by installing WaterSense labeled shower heads. Since these water savings will reduce demands on water heaters, they will also save energy and money. In fact, the average family could save more than 370 kilowatt hours of electricity annually, enough to power a house for 13 days.
ENERGY STAR certified heat pump water heaters can save a household of 4 approximately $330 per year on its electric bills compared to a standard electric water heater and over $3,500 over the HPWH’s lifetime.
Replacing a standard clock timer with a WaterSense labeled irrigation controller can save an average home nearly 8,800 gallons of water annually.