Frequently Asked Questions About Simply Conserve Products

FAQ

Below is a list of the questions most frequently asked by our customers. If you do not find the answer to your question below please contact us at 843-732-4041.

QWhere can I find your products in retail stores?
A: For a list of retailers that carry Simply Conserve products visit our Retail Partners  page. You can also purchase our products online through My Brands.
QWhere can I learn more about energy and water conservation?
A: Check out our Facebook and Pinterest  pages.  Here you will find lots of tips, product information, ways to win free product, and articles on conservation.
QWhat is ENERGY STAR® ?
A: ENERGY STAR®  is a US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program that helps to identify energy efficient products. When you see the ENERGY STAR®  symbol you can be assured that the product will help you save money on utility bills and cut back on greenhouse gas emissions.
QWhat is WaterSense™ ?
A: WaterSense™   is similar to ENERGY STAR®   in that it is the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program that helps to identify water efficient products. In order for a product to be WaterSense™  listed, it must meet strict requirements for both efficiency and performance. When you see the WaterSense™  symbol you can be assured that the product is high quality, has adequate pressure, and will help you save on utility bills.
QWill I still get good water pressure while using a low-flow showerhead or faucet aerator?
A: Our water saving products are preferred by utility companies, contractors, and government agencies and have been for over two decades because of their high quality and high user satisfaction. When a low-flow showerhead or faucet aerator is manufactured properly, the aeration results in sufficient water pressure.
QHow much can I save on my utility bills by using Simply Conserve products?
A: This depends on your local utility rates and your water and energy usage. However, you can be sure that when replacing incandescent light bulbs with CFL’s and replacing higher flow showerheads and faucet aerators with Simply Conserve low-flow options you will see savings. For example, when replacing a faucet aerator that has a flow rate of 2.2 gallons per minute (which is a common flow rate for faucets) with a Simply Conserve aerator that has a flow rate of 1.5 gallons per minute the average person will save approximately $35 per year on their energy and water bills. The following links are calculators you can use to determine the savings for your household:
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/technologies/eep_eccalculators.html
http://www.epa.gov/watersense/our_water/how_works.html
QWhat are the benefits of installing compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) replacing incandescent bulbs?
A: CFLs are a fluorescent bulb designed to emit as much light as traditional light bulbs while using less energy. CFLs use about 75 percent less energy than standard incandescent bulbs and can last up to 10 times longer. CFLs also produce about 75 percent less heat, so they're safer to operate and can cut home cooling costs.
QWhat should I do if a compact fluorescent light (CFL) breaks?
A: Please review the link below for governmental recommendations on bulb breakage.
http://www.energystar.gov/ia/partners/promotions/change_light/downloads/Fact_Sheet_Mercury.pdf.
QWhat happens when a CFL reaches its end of life?
A: From the Underwriters Laboratory, which is responsible for testing and certifying certain electric products: For as long as anyone can remember, light bulbs burn out the same way - a pop, a flash and, when shaken, the familiar rattle confirming that the bulb needs to be changed. With CFLs, everything consumers know about a bulb burning out changes. "People expect to see the bright flash and to hear the popping like a traditional incandescent bulb, but the burn out of a CFL is different. The light dims over time and might produce a more dramatic pop, emit a distinct odor, and maybe even release some smoke," said Drengenberg. In some cases, Drengenberg said that the plastic at the base of a CFL can turn black, but comments that this is also normal in most cases, as safety standards require the use of special flame retardant plastics in the base that do not burn or drop particles.
http://www.ul.com/global/eng/pages/corporate/newsroom/storyideas/compactfluorescentlamps/