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Stylish, Water-Efficient Shower Head Ideas

Are you tired of the same ol' design of your bathroom? And how about that utility bill – are you looking for ways to lower it? There are some simple ways to update your bathroom and conserve water without a complete remodel. Consider getting a water-efficient shower head for each of your bathrooms. With varying mounts, finishes, and spray styles, there's something for every taste.  

Thanks to the EPA's WaterSense labels, it's easy to tell which water-efficient shower head options are the best. Specifically, WaterSense shower heads use no more than 2 gallons per minute (gpm), compared with the standard 2.5 gpm. Installing these shower heads could save the average family 2,900 gallons per year, which not only conserves water, but energy as well. 

So what should you look for in a water-efficient shower head? Take the following three things into consideration when buying a WaterSense product: 

  • Mounts. Did you know that shower heads don't have to be mounted to the wall? While a standard wall mount is still popular – it can easily be adjusted and is on the less expensive end of the spectrum – ceiling- or top-mounted shower heads are gaining in popularity. The water sprays down from above like rain and helps you avoid odd maneuverings to get your whole body showered. Another option is the handheld shower head, which allows you to spray from any angle. This is a great shower head for those who cannot stand long and need to use a bench or chair to sit in the shower.  

  • Spray styles. Thanks to modern shower head design, we aren't all stuck with one type of spray. We can customize our shower experience, changing the pressure and pulse of the water as it sprays. For example, a rainfall shower head has a wide surface and releases water from more holes but at a lower pressure for a gentler feel. Shower panels, on the other hand, deliver water from all sides, with nozzles or jets distributed throughout the shower. Multifunction shower heads are great for families, since you can select high-pressure for adults, low-pressure for kids, and everything in between. 

  • Finishes. Just because something is eco-friendly doesn't mean it has to be ugly or uncreative! Check out the various finishes to match your individual style, including bronze, chrome, brushed nickel, pewter, and more.  

If you're looking for the best water-efficient shower head for your bathroom, give Roto-Rooter a call. We're experts at installing quality low-flow products that will help reduce your utility bill and maintain a great shower experience. 



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