Can an Aerator Really Save Water?
The answer to that question is yes. From personal experience, an aerator can add pressure and use less water. Think about it: When your hands are really dirty from you handling raw meat, you want pressure to clean them and a lot of water to power through the thick amount of soap. You don't turn the water on low and have to water slowly trickling over your hands... NO! Your turn it on full blast to make sure you wash off everything. Now you are replacing pressure for water.
Now let's add in a aerator - same scenario: dirty hands full blast. This time it's too much water pressure so you turn it down (using less water) and getting more pressure behind the water when you need it. Huh? Huh? Yeap! It all makes sense to why you need an aerator now!
An easy and inexpensive way to start saving water is by installing low flow aerators on your faucets. The aerator is the part of the faucet that controls the flow rate (the amount of water that comes out of the faucet). Faucet Aerators conserve water, while shaping the stream uniformly and reducing splashing. Adding the pressure behind your spray you want but not adding too much to where it's unbearable. Water is delivered in softer, almost ticklish mini jets, rather than a standard gush that doesn't get the job done. (think of the kitchen example above...)
Standard faucets have a flow rate of about 2.0 GPM (Gallons per Minute). This means that for every minute 2 gallons of water flows out. (I can't even drink a gallon of water in a day!) Low flow aerators reduce the flow rate to as low as 0.5 GPM which is a 75% reduction in the water used (that an amount of water I can drink in a day.) And it offers little massages on the hands! (and we all need one of those in our day!)
|Look at this one for starters...|
When looking at this from a short-term angle; the benefit seems minimal; however when you apply this to a long term focus, there is a massive savings on the amount of water used and on your water bill. Let's do some simple math: 2 gallons every time you turn on your water x 12 times a day you turn it on (brushing teeth, washing hands, cooking,) x 7days in a week = 168 gallons a week vs getting an aerator and you using 42 gallons a week. Does that tickle your fancy yet? I would think so....
|1.This one is inexpensive and effective!|
An an aerator doesn't have to be so obvious. You can add one of these and it look like you never did a thing. These seamless and chrome colored aerators are on most faucets anyway and you'd never know the different. This added the spray effect can effectively and efficiently add class and pressure to any faucet in the home.
If this isn't enough to make you want to make small changes in your home to save water then listen to this! These cost less than $10.00!! Yes I said less than $10.00- It doesn't take much for you to change and update your home to be eco-friendly. Ask Us how because we're always here to help!
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