From Engineering on August 25, 2010 in Bathroom Remodel
Did you know that if your shower head was made before 1992, it uses 5.5 gallons of water per minute? Yes, you read that right. But there are plenty of shower heads available today that will maintain the same amount of water pressure while significantly decreasing your consumption. Better yet, they won’t break the bank. Here are a few of our top picks.
Niagara Low-Flow Massage—$14.95
For those that love a spa-like experience in the morning, the Niagara Low-Flow Massage Shower Head may be the perfect fit. This particular model uses only 1.5 gallons of water per minute and can be adjusted for a rain-like flow or a focused massaging spray. It’s also self-cleaning and won’t decrease your water temperature. This one runs you about $15 from Amazon.
Ultra Oxygenics Skincare Shower Head—$16.61
With a few extra features, like an ultra-sensual massage capacity, the Oxygenics Skincare Low-Flow Shower Head both oxygenates the water and is said to benefit your skin health as well. It’s the world’s first “self-pressurizing” shower head, meaning it adjusts on its own to whatever level of water pressure you’re working with. This model uses only 1.5 gallons of water per minute and allows users to pick the type of spray they want. It’s usually about $30, but is currently on sale at Amazon for $16.61.
Ultra Saver Shower Head—$7
If price is your main concern, the Ultra Saver Shower Head is pretty much impossible to beat. This one costs about $7 to $12 and still uses only 1.5 gallons of water per minute. The only downside to this less expensive model is that, without regular cleaning, the water erodes the holes, making it necessary to replace about every two years.
With low-flow shower heads this cheap, it’s hard to justify spending all that extra money on the water bill every month. Buy one today and you could be enjoying an eco-friendly shower tomorrow.