You're looking to save money on your water bill, that's smart. In addition, you're helping to conserve on water which is generally a very good thing to do for your community and the environment.
Whenever we can use less water that comes from rivers, bays, etc. we're helping to keep the environment healthier and we're reducing the treatment costs of wastewater in our communities. One way to save water is by using a specific type of shower head.
But, how much water does a water saving shower head save? - On average, a water saving shower head (aka low flow shower heads) uses 1.5 gpm (gallons per minute) compared to the 2.5 gpm that a standard shower head uses. The amount of money you save depends on how many showers are taken in your home and how long the showers are. Here in Atlanta's Cobb county, that savings could translate to anywhere from $40.00 to $200.00 per year. A low flow shower head can reduce your water usage up to 60%.
What Are The Different Low Flow Shower Heads?
There are 6 different grades of low flow shower heads.
- 2.0 gpm (gallons per minute)
- 1.75 gpm
- 1.5 gpm
- 1.25 gpm
- 1.0 gpm
- .5 gpm
The lower the gpm, the more you'll save. But, it also means the water pressure will be lower as well. This makes it more difficult to rinse away shampoo and conditioner from your hair and soap from your skin.
So, if you're considering switching to a low flow shower head, you may want to start off with a 2.0 gpm model or a 1.75 gpm model and test if the water pressure is sufficient for you.
So, a low flow or water saving shower head may not save you hundreds of dollars (depending on your shower routines) it will save you some money and we all know, every penny counts! The savings impact on water consumption in your community and for your environment is definitely priceless.
If you have any questions about water saving products, call Atlantis Plumbing today at 770-505-8570. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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