In the average home, the toilet and shower account for approximately half of all daily water usage. To keep a lid on household operating costs—and, of course, to conserve a precious natural resource—a wide range of water-saving toilets, shower heads, and faucets have hit the market in recent years. "Take advantage," Maykut advises. So long as you opt for fixtures tested and certified to deliver efficient performance—for example, the WaterSense-labeled products routinely installed by Sears Home Services—you can look forward to a reduced monthly water bill. "The incremental savings may not amount to much, but over time, it really starts to add up," Maykut concludes.