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Plumbing Tips: Installing a Low-Flow Shower Head to Save Water

Posted by Agentis on Jul 31, 2017 12:16:52 PM

If you’re looking for ways to save water, start with the showers.

Showers consume the most amount of water in a home – up to 25% of our total usage (and in third place after toilets and washing machines).

And, water is expensive. By installing a low-flow shower head, you can put yourself on the path to saving water – and a few dollars.

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How a low-flow showerhead helps you save water

Low-flow showerhead use approximately 2.5 gallons per minute, while a normal showerhead uses about 3.8 gallons per minute.

Let’s run the numbers to see the savings. If you take an eight-minute shower, you will use thirty gallons of water with a normal showerhead, but only twenty gallons with a low-flow model.

And with today’s improved engineering and design, you don’t have to sacrifice functionality and pressure.

Keep the pressure, lower the flow

Engineering and design have come a long way.  With more advanced technology, low-flow no longer means low pressure. With smaller apertures and a smarter design, you don’t have to lose the pressure –just the high water bill.

Save on energy too

Heating the water to meet the demand of a high usage shower costs you as well. A low flow showerhead has been shown to help many households use up to 40 percent less water which translates into lower energy costs.

What will you do with the savings?

Looking to upgrade your bathroom fixtures?  Contact the plumbing experts at Agentis, we’re ready to handle anything from upgrades to repairs.

 

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Topics: Save Water, Shower Head

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