What are high efficiency aerators?
Faucet aerators are the devices at the end of the faucets that control the stream of water coming out of the fixture. A high efficiency aerator reduces the amount of water that flows from the fixture without a loss of water pressure and performs the same as the higher flow rate aerators.
What are the benefits of high efficiency aerators?
High efficiency aerators save on water consumption without sacrificing water pressure.
What are flow rates?
Flow rates are used to measure the amount of water that a fixture uses per minute. Both aerators and showerheads have flow rates measured in gallons per minute (GPM). High efficiency showerheads often use less than 2.5 gallons per minute and high efficiency aerators use less than 2.2 GPM.
What is the criteria for WaterSense labeled products?
WaterSense is a partnership program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. WaterSense helps people save water with product labels and tips for saving water. Products carrying the WaterSense label perform well, save money and encourage innovation. WaterSense partners with manufacturers, retailers and distributors, and utilities to bring WaterSense labeled products to the marketplace. The WaterSense label is applied to products that are independently certified to meet rigorous criteria for both performance and efficiency. Only water-saving products, such as high efficiency aerators and high efficiency showerheads that complete the certification process can earn the WaterSense label.
Products that earn the WaterSense label must perform as well or better than their less efficient counterparts; be 20 percent more water efficient than average products in that category; realize water savings on a national level; provide measureable water savings results; achieve water efficiency through several technology options; be effectively differentiated by the WaterSense label and obtain independent, third party certification.
What types of high efficiency aerators does AM Conservation Group offer?
AM Conservation Group offers high efficiency aerators in these popular selling flow rates 2.0, 1.5, 1.0 and 0.5 GPM. We have many types of high efficiency aerators with special features such as dual threaded aerators, swivel aerators, aerators with a pause valve, dual spray aerator, tamperproof aerators, and multiple flow rate aerators. In addition, AM Conservation Group offers dual threaded aerators that can be installed on both male and female threaded faucets.
Our swivel aerators offer a 360 degree swivel to direct the water flow where it’s needed. Some of our swivel high efficiency aerators also include a pause valve that slows the flow to a trickle to allow for additional water savings.
Dual Spray aerators allow the user to switch between a splash-free bubble spray and a wide full force needle spray.
Tamperproof aerators include a key that locks the aerator on to the fixture during install. This aerator can only be removed with the key which is a great feature for commercial applications.
Multiple flow rate aerators allows the user to switch between a higher or lower flow rate on one high efficiency aerator. The Niagara Conservation Tri-max aerators by AM Conservation Group include this feature allowing a flow of 0.5 GPM flow rate for soaping, 1.0 GPM for washing, and 1.5 GPM for a powerful rinse mode.
What are the types of faucet aerator sprays?
There are two types of spray patterns that our aerator feature, aerated (bubble) and spray (needle). Bubble spray aerators mix water with air to produce a soft, splash-free flow of water. Needle spray aerators produce a shower-like multi-stream pattern for better coverage when washing hands. Some faucet aerators may use both a bubble and a needle spray pattern allowing the user to switch back and forth between the spray for their desired task.
What flow rates would be best for bathroom and kitchen faucet aerators?
Bathroom faucet aerators are commonly used for washing hands or rinsing off toothbrushes and razors so it would be ideal to use a high efficiency aerator with a flow as low as 0.5 gallon per minute. It is recommended, however, to use a higher flow rate in the kitchen where the user will mostly like use it for tasks that are based on the volume of water needed, such as filling up a pot of water for cooking, rather than time based tasks such as running the water to wash one’s hands. To strike the balance of needing to use a higher flow rate but still wanting to save water when rinsing dishes or washing hands we recommend using a 1.5 GPM kitchen faucet aerator. To better enhance savings, one can install a multi-flow rate aerator, such as the Tri-max, which allows the user to switch the flow rate depending on the task they are performing ( 0.5 GPM for washing hands, 1.0 GPM for rinsing dishes, or 1.5 GPM for filling pots).
How much can be expected in savings with a high efficiency aerator?
In 1992 the U.S. Government mandated that all new aerators cannot use more than 2.2 gallons of water per minute. Most of the high efficiency aerators that AM Conservation Group offers are a 2.0 or less flow rate. Even by just replacing a 2.2 aerator with a 2.0 GPM high efficiency aerator the user can save up to 2,022 gallons per year. There is also a lower flow model with a 0.5 GPM flow rate where one can save up to 14,892 gallons per year.