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How to Conserve Water When You Shower

Did you know that showers are one of the biggest water consumers in a home and that the average person uses at least 17 to 25 gallons of water with each shower taken?

This amount of water really adds up with the daily showers of multiple household members, and this water usage takes its toll on your monthly bills and the environment. Here is an overview of the different types of shower heads, the benefits of having a water-saving shower head, and helpful tips to reduce your water usage in the shower.

Different Types of Shower Heads

Among the various types of shower heads available today, single spray shower heads are the simplest and most affordable. Rain shower heads are popular for providing a shower experience that feels like a refreshing rainfall, while handheld shower heads are versatile and help you wash hard-to-reach areas.

Ceiling mount shower heads are luxury options that are fixed into the ceiling and require special plumbing. Body spray shower heads offer a touch of luxury as well with massaging features. Other options you can choose from include high-pressure shower heads for extra power, LED shower heads that change colors, and dual shower heads with multiple options for washing.

How a Water-Saving Shower Head Works

At Central Plumbing Specialties, we offer water-saving shower heads that help you cut back on the amount of water you use. These shower heads reduce the flow of water significantly through aerated or non-aerated models. They restrict the volume of water that flows through them by up to half the amount of water normally used, while still providing a pleasant shower experience and easy installation.

Benefits of Water-Saving Shower Heads

Many homeowners in New York are making the switch to water-saving shower heads to reduce their household water usage and be more conscious about the environmental resources they use. These efficient shower heads are typically affordable to purchase, easy to install, and don’t detract from showering enjoyment. They can save you money in the long-run on your metered water usage and help you do your part to conserve the limited natural resource of water.

Other Ways to Reduce Water Use in the Shower

In addition to buying a new water-efficient shower head, it’s important to pay attention to how much time you are spending under the water in the shower. Shorter showers of about five minutes, versus 10 minutes or more, can go a long way in reducing your water consumption without sacrificing personal hygiene. Another great way to reduce your water usage in the shower is to flip the on/off switch on your shower head while you are shampooing your hair and soaping your body. These are times when you really don’t need the water flowing, so save that water usage for when you need to rinse off. If your water heater is located far from your bathroom and causes the water to take a while to heat up, avoid letting it simply run down the drain. Instead, collect that water in a pan to use later for watering plants, filling the dog’s water bowl, or for household cleaning purposes.

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