If you stop to think about all the water that your family consumes, you might be surprised at the volume. A long, hot shower at the end of a stressful day, extra loads of sheets during the potty-training phase, and multiple dog baths throughout the year eventually add up to an ocean of water usage. The end result? A water bill that makes you cringe. The good news is that energy-saving tips and ideas on leaving a lighter environmental footprint are easy to find and implement. Installing low-flow showerheads and faucets is one way to use less water.
- Aerating Showerhead: One type of low-flow showerhead is called an aerating showerhead. It works by mixing air with the water that comes out of your shower to form a mist-like spray. The result is a steamy, hot shower that’s more energy efficient than your old showerhead.
- Laminar-Flow Showerhead: This type of low-flow showerhead flows in individual streams of water, producing less humidity than an aerating showerhead but still using less water than a regular one.
- Faucet Aerator: Maximizing the efficiency of your faucets is as easy as replacing the aerator, or tip, of the faucet. The aerator is the piece that controls the flow of water coming out of the faucet. Faucet aerators are relatively inexpensive and easy to replace.
New federal regulations ensure that all aerators and showerheads produced today must meet specific water flow guidelines. The result is energy savings of up to 60 percent for homeowners.
For more information on low-flow showerheads and faucets, please contact us at Mowery Heating, Cooling & Plumbing. We’ve been serving the Greater Indianapolis area for more than 40 years with customer satisfaction as our main priority.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Brownsburg, Indiana and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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