One of the fastest ways we can start helping the planet is by starting conserving water in our homes. Some might think that this is a little difficult and pretty much not possible, however, it can be done very simply just by adopting some simple habits and of course switching to low-flow showerheads.
First, off you should know what a low-flow showerhead is. A low-flow showerhead is a showerhead that is designed to decrease the amount of water is wasted in use, so you can start conserving water, reducing your water and electricity bills, and be more efficient in the process.
Taking a shower is one of the biggest energy expenses in homes since all that water needs to be heated and in the average US household, the water heating takes more than 15 percent of the utility bills. Taking that into consideration a low-flow showerhead will not just conserve water but also consume less electricity in the process.
Let's check out the facts now, and see how much water can you save with a low-flow showerhead. Based on current regulations in the US a showerhead can not output or has a maximum flow rate of 2.5 gallons per minute at 80 psi, that is the limit for today. However, a low flow shower head with 2 gallons per minute water flow can save you lots of water, and if you go for 1.6 gallons per minute which is the recommendation of most experts the savings are immense. Let's take a look.
For example, if your household takes an average of three showers per day, each lasting about ten minutes, with a normal shower head with 2.5 gallons per minute, if you switch to a low-flow showerhead with 1.6 gallons per minute flow rate you will save about 10,000 gallons of water annually which will save you close to 200 dollars in utility bills. Meaning that even if you buy the most expensive showerhead in the market, it will pay for itself in a few months.
For that reason, I would recommend to everyone making an effort at saving the planet and we must act in unison for this issue.