EPA's WaterSense is a partnership program that provides people with water-efficient products, new homes and services. The program helps consumers save money on their water bills by displaying a WaterSense label on products certified to use less water. WaterSense labeled products are certified to be at least 20% more efficient than typical products without sacrificing performance.
The website also provides information on checking for and fixing common types of leaks found in the home (such as worn toilet flappers and dripping faucets). Most of the time, these leaks are easily fixable, only requiring a few tools and hardware, and pay for themselves in water savings.
The US Department of Energy (DOE) also has information on choosing an appropriate water heater for your home. In the average U.S. home, water heating is the second largest energy expense, after heating and cooling. Investing in a more energy efficient water heater can help you to save money - however, there are so many different options today, that it can be difficult to decide which water heater will work the best for your situation. The DOE's webpage, "Which Water Heater is Right for You?," describes how each type of water heater works, and lists the pros and cons of each type. The webpage also includes a link to the DOE's Infographic on Water Heaters.
Last updated April 9, 2018