Every day, we use several gallons of water for activities like washing, cooking and drinking. However, not all of this water is used efficiently or effectively, wasting considerable resources. In an effort to be more environmentally friendly and resource-conscious, homeowners are trading out their traditional fixtures like showerheads for more efficient ones. Let's take a closer look at just how much you can save with a low-flow showerhead.
To understand the full picture, we must talk about how much water is actually used on a daily basis. According to the EPA, an average family of four uses 400 gallons of water every day in the shower. Going to a low-flow showerhead could help these homeowners save up to 2,900 gallons a year. Of course, even some of this water may be wasted, which is where a greywater system can help to repurpose water that goes down the shower drain, resulting in further conservation gains.
With a lower gallons-per-minute flow, the benefits of low-flow showerheads can make themselves obvious on your next water bill. If you currently have a showerhead manufactured before 1992, you use 5.5 gallons of water per minute. Going to a low-flow showerhead of only 2.0 gpm could save up to $260 annually. The investment is certainly worth it to save on your expenses and become more eco-friendly. Homeowners can even go with an ultra-low-flow unit that uses 1.85 gpm or less for further cost reductions.
Replacing a showerhead for one that's more efficient is a fairly easy process and can result in major advantages for homeowners. If you're unsure if a low-flow showerhead is right for you or need help installing one, call your local Arvada Roto-Rooter plumbing professional today. These experts understand how to save water and use the resource more efficiently. They have the tools and skills necessary to create an effective conservation plan and put a low-flow showerhead in place correctly.