Bathroom Low Flow Shower Head
Before a low flow shower head were introduced, the typical shower head provided approximately 6 to 7 gallons of water per minute at a water pressure of 80 lbs. per square inch (psi). The amount of water that comes out of a shower head is directly related to the amount of pressure, or psi, exerting force on it–the greater the psi, the more water will come out. Installing a low flow shower head in your home shower is one of the most effective ways to reduce water use and utility bills. A low flow shower head can decrease consumption of water by 50 percent, a decrease that is likewise reflected in the utility bill. Reducing water use is also beneficial to the environment. Low flow shower heads are inexpensive, especially when compared to other energy-reducing options for a home, such as installing solar panels or purchasing energy efficient appliances. There are two types of low flow shower head, aerating and non-aerating. The aerating low flow heads mix air along with water, which tend to be favored by the consumer because these provide an even flow of water. Although the non-aerating heads are not as popular they do have the advantage of keeping the water hotter since there is no air in the device to cool it.