Water is a precious resource and ensuring that you are saving as much of it as possible is not only great for the environment but will also help to keep your water bills lower. Using less water not only reduces your water costs but will also help to reduce the energy costs related to heating your water. If you’re shopping for a new bathroom, embarking on a bathroom renovation, or looking to change the shower, taps, toilets and flow controllers within your existing one, we can help you to choose the most water efficient products for a modern bathroom that won’t compromise on comfort or styling.
The best way to ensure that you are choosing the most efficient water rating for your taps, shower heads, toilets and other bathroom fittings when shopping with Reece is to take particular attention to the WELS rating on our products. The National Water Efficiency Label and Standards (WELS) scheme was created to ensure that consumers were able to make informed and climate conscious decisions about the kinds of products available for ensuring efficient water usage. The standard currently covers showers, dishwashes, washing machines, toilets, urinals, taps and flow controllers. It is required by Australian law that all of these products display a WELS label.
The WELS rating label will also include other information relating to the particular product you are looking for like the water consumption or flow figures, average water consumption per use (such as toilet flushes) and the average water flow per minute for taps, showers and flow controllers.
A general guide to use is to choose the products with the most amount of stars visible on the label. The more stars a product achieves on the WELS rating, the more water efficient that particular product is. Typically, a shower will have a 3 star rating while a basin mixer will usually have a 4 or 5 star rating. For more information about water saving bathroom products, visit a Reece store near you.