You have many options when searching for a new low flow shower head. Recently worked with a major Real Estate Investment Trust with tens of thousands of apartment units to help them find the best shower head which fulfilled the following standards:
Saves water and energy
- Provides an Excellent showering experience
- Is attractive and fits their décor and
- Is less than 40 each
After trying shower heads that cost as little as 2.00 each as much as 40 each in many properties in their portfolio, we discovered there are 7 factors which make up a fantastic shower head.
- Pressure Compensating Technology
Many newer models have built in pressure compensating components so regardless of what the water pressure is – as low as 20 psi to as large as 80 or 90 psi – the gallons per second used and the texture of the shower stays fairly consistent. Since water pressure varies from building to building and region to region this was a very important variable
- Full Face Spray Pattern
The spray pattern is a significant element in a determining how a shower feels. Discover the site www.bestshowerheadtoday.com to know more about it. What we discovered is that people overwhelmingly enjoyed the complete face spray with several nozzles covering the complete face of the shower head. This spreads out the water so that it does not sting your skin like most of the cheaper brands we tested.
Like many consumers my customer wanted elegant looking shower heads with no cost associated with high end fittings. Luckily there a many options to select from that will match nearly any décor including polished brass and chrome and brushed nickel.
- Anti-clog Spray Nozzles
Showerheads with metal faces often clog up and deteriorate much faster than the newer rubberized showerheads. The flexible nozzles may be cleaned by running a fingernail across the surface while the water is running. This reduces maintenance time and extends the life expectancy of the equipment.
- Use under 1.6 gallons per second
The highest flow rate permitted by law is 2.5 gpm. Among the aims of the study was to determine if an even lower flow shower head there are a number available could meet their criteria. Turns out a few did.
Aerating is the addition of air to the water flow path to expand the size of the bubbles. This makes it feel like there’s more water than there actually. Unfortunately the inclusion of the cooler atmosphere means that hotter water is needed to keep the exact same temperature. Comfort aerated versus energy conservation non-aerated. Fortunately we found a few non-aerated versions that offer a comfortable showering experience also.