If you want to save water at home and do your bit for the environment, read on, we’ll show you how.
First, think about how often you have to turn on the faucet (or leave it on) when you have to shower let alone bathe for so long. Except leaving the water running when you soap the dishes or brush your teeth. It’s the little things we do every day that we need to change first.
Well yes, discover 5 gadgets you can use to save water at home.
Thermostatic valves in faucets and showers
With the faucet to regulate the temperature, we can also choose the number of degrees in which we want the water to come out and the flow rate. So we don’t have to let the water run as much and the reduced flow saves you many liters of water.
Installation is very easy as you only need to replace the existing faucet with a new regulator.
Mechanisms for cisterns
When unloading the tank we can use up to 30 liters of water. Incredibly true? Well, just installing these mechanisms can help you save water in your home:
- Double tank flush button: You decide whether you want to flush the entire tank or not. If you decide to squeeze less, the Gua consumed drops to 3 liters.
- Drain Stop Button: You can press it when you want to stop the drain because the water is no longer needed.
- Flow limiter: it is placed on the valve and prevents water from escaping when 2 liters leak.
- Fill limiter: the cistern does not have to be full, so with this mechanism we prevent it from being completely filled and we release less water.
flow restrictors and control valves
A flow restrictor in the faucet and shower hose helps you keep less water out. In this way, the taps can go from 15 to 8 liters per minute. And shower, from 8pm to 10am.
The valves have the same function as the hoses, but additionally regulate the flow of water according to the pressure in the network. In this way you avoid damage to pipes and fittings caused by sudden and excessive water pressure.
Pearly for griffins
This device disrupts the flow of water by mixing it with air and forming bead-like water droplets, hence the name.
So the water comes out with less pressure without sacrificing comfort because the flow is not too small, it is even, light to the touch and does not splash.
They are simply built into the tap opening. They retain deposits and limescale and therefore need to be cleaned from time to time to prevent the tap from clogging.
water circulation systems
Placed under the taps of sinks, bathtubs or bidets, they prevent water from escaping if it does not reach 35 degrees. This is how we save energy and water. It works by circulating water back to the boiler through the hot and cold water pipes the number of times it needs to be heated before it leaves the tap.