What are high efficiency showerheads?
High efficiency showerheads use less water than the mandated fixtures (2.5 GPM) without a loss of water pressure and perform the same as the higher flow rate showerheads.
What are the benefits of a high efficiency showerheads?
High efficiency showerheads 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 showerheads and high efficiency aerators 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 showerheads does AM Conservation Group offer?
AM Conservation Group offers high efficiency showerheads in these popular selling flow rates 2.0, 1.75, 1.5 and 1.25 GPM. To slow the flow for added water savings our high efficiency showerheads include a pause feature that reduces flow when one is lathering up or shampooing their hair.
This feature can be found on our Spoiler Showerhead with soap up valve, Spoiler Two Handheld Showerhead and on Niagara Conservation’s Earth® Showerhead with Soap & Soak.
AM Conservation Group also offers multiple flow rate showerheads, meaning that the user can switch between a higher or lower flow rate on one high efficiency showerhead. The Niagara Conservation Tri-max and Bi-max showerheads by AM Conservation Group include this feature. The Tri-max showerhead has a 0.5 GPM flow rate for soaping, 1.0 GPM for showering, and 1.5 GPM for a powerful rinse mode and the Bi-max features two flow rates 1.0 GPM and 1.5 GPM.
How much can be expected in savings with a high efficiency showerhead?
In 1992 the U.S. Government mandated that all new showerheads cannot use more than 2.5 gallons of water per minute. Most of the high efficiency showerheads that AM Conservation Group offers are a 2.0 or less flow rate. Even by just replacing a 2.5 showerhead with a 2.0 GPM high efficiency showerhead the user can save up to 4,380 gallons per year. There is also a lower flow model with a 1.25 GPM showerhead where one can save up to 13,140 gallons per year.
According to one shower study, Americans claim to spend approximately eight minutes per shower. Teen bloggers claim to spend on average a whopping 22 minutes in the shower (as if we didn’t know). To take shorter showers, AM Conservation Group offers a shower timer to keep the showering limited to five minutes.
Who should use high efficiency showerheads?
AM Conservation Group’s high efficiency showerheads are great for homeowners as well as commercials settings such as hotels and apartment complexes. Areas that often experience drought also are recommended to use high efficiency showerheads in order to reduce water consumption on a regional level.