One of the many energy conserving methods that the Raleigh professional plumbers at Poole’s Plumbing can help you to achieve is through their installation of low flow shower heads, which can help to cut your costs, while still giving you the comfort in a shower head and pressure levels you desire on any of these fixtures you may choose.

With the low flow showerheads, for the maximum in water efficiency, it is recommended to choose a fixture with a flow rate of less than 2.5 gpm. Many older showerheads, whether they are aerating, which mixes air with water or laminar-flow, which form individual streams of water had flow rates more than twice that recommended figure. With the low flow heads being able to be had at $10-20 for some of the units, it is worth looking into, as they can save you on your water costs by an estimated 25-60 percent.

Raleigh professional plumbers offers several tips on how to decide if your shower head is costing you too much, suggesting a quick and simple, three step test to determine if a switch to low flow would be worth your while. First, they suggest you simply place a bucket, which is marked in gallon increments under the shower head. Next, simply turn on the shower at the normal water pressure you use. Lastly, time how many seconds it takes to reach that one gallon mark. The site goes on to explain that if it takes less than 20 seconds to reach the one gallon mark that you could stand to save money on water costs with the switch to a low flow shower head.

If conserving water, cutting costs and saving energy is something you are looking to do, this is just one of the many ways that the Raleigh professional plumbers at Poole’s can start you on your way to lowering those water bills.

Raleigh green plumbers, Poole’s Plumbing have the extensive know how and skills to help you save on your water costs and help you to choose the latest and most efficient products to do just that, including those bearing EPA approved WaterSense label.

Products bearing the WaterSense label are on average 20 percent more water efficient than average products in the same category. In addition to this savings, it is also detailed that there are several other  measurable water savings and these items perform as well or better than their less efficient counterpart

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The WaterSense seal can be found on an array of bathroom products, including sink faucets nd accessories, shower heads, toilets, and urinals

It is explained at the EPA’s  website that “by using water efficient products and practices, consumers save natural resources, reduce water consumption, and save money. In order to realize these savings, consumers need to be able to identify products and services that use less water while performing as well as or better than conventional models.”

For more information on these energy efficient and cost cutting products that can be installed by the expert Raleigh green plumbers at Poole’s, be sure to check out the afore mentioned EPA site at,