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Plumbing Tips

Can changing your showerhead save you money?

Remember the episode with Kramer on Seinfeld?  The Comando 450

Did you know that your showerhead usage at home represents nearly 18% of your total water bill.  We all enjoy standing under the shower head especially The Comando 450 and using it as a nice wake-up call, however, depending on your showerhead, that wake-up call hot shower could very well end up costing you more than you expect.  Based on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, upgrading your existing showerhead for a water-saving model will help to conserve water in the long-term but it will also save you money on your water and energy bills each month.  So if you have a showerhead that was manufactured prior to 1992 – by spec it uses 5.5 gallons per minute.  Showerheads built after 1992 use only 2.5 gallons per minute – which is HALF the usage.  Doesn’t sound like a lot, but when you add it up over time the savings is real.  Take a look and research the shower heads you currently have installed – you may benefit from an easy swap for an efficient showerhead.

Water savings is very real and if you live in an area that frequently experiences droughts – this is one area that having an up to date showerhead can produce real savings for your home