Simple Shower Water Saving Tips

We have all read the promises about water usage reduction. Well we at tanklessguide did some looking into various devices offered to help reduce your water bill. Here is some of what we have learned.

The Federal Energy Policy Act of 1992 requires that all faucet fixtures manufactured in the United States restrict maximum water flow at or below 2.5 gallons per minute (gpm) at 80 pounds per square inch (psi) of water pressure or 2.2 gpm at 60 psi. This does not put any restriction or guidelines on any fixture made prior to 1992. In fact many shower heads made pre 1992 may use as much at 8 GPM most of which is hot water. So here you sit in your older home wondering what the heck can I do to reduce the usage and cost of my shower. Well you might first consider a low flow shower head. The new heads come in two styles. Aerating is considered to be the most popular. This type is easy to install and it adds air to the water to maintain a steady stream of water at the shower head, and also non-aerating which adds a pulse to the water stream which in fact increases the pressure. We found the High Sierra’s 1.5 gpm shower head fit all the modern needs for a great replacement head. What first caught our eye was the 19 customer reviews on the unit. they have a total  4 stars review.

First– The High Sierra delivers 1.5 GPM but it feels like 2.5 or more due to its new design.
Second– The unit has a non-clog feature. Many units have a tendency to clog up due to the fine holes required in the restrictors. This unit has overcome that problem.
Third– The High Sierra offers a 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee and a 5 Year Warranty.
Forth– They have added a clear see through splash guard which helps direct the stream where it is needed.
In conclusion: You can save over 1700 gallons of water over the 2.5 gpm versions. Image what you will save over the 7-8 gpm models. Check out Amazons information about the High Sierra Low Flow Shower Head.

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