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How to Choose the Best Low-Flow Shower Head

7 Things Besides Price to Consider When Purchasing your Low-Flow Shower Head

  1. Anti-clog Spray Nozzles
    Shower heads with metal faces tend to become clogged and deteriorate much faster compared to rubberized shower heads. Their flexible nozzles can 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.
  2. Uses under 1.6 gallons per minute
    The maximum flow rate allowed by law is 2.5 GPM. One of the goals of our study was to determine if an even lower-flow shower heads (there are a number available) could meet their criteria. It turns out a few did.
  3. Non-aerating
    Aerating is the introduction of air into the water flow path to enlarge the size of the water bubbles. This makes it feel like there is more water than there really is. Unfortunately, the addition of the cooler air means that hotter water is required to maintain the same temperature. Comfort (aerated) versus energy conservation (non-aerated). Luckily, we found a few non-aerated models that provide a comfortable showering experience as well.
  4. Energy Conserving
    I have addressed 2 features that conserve energy – pressure compensating and non-aerating technologies. Another feature I found that conserves energy and energy is a technology that has been turns off with the water after it has been heats up upon the warming up phase with your shower. When you are ready to step in just pull a chain and your warm shower is ready for you. learn additional tips at
  5. Pressure Compensating Technology
    Many newest models today have its built-in pressure which compensate the components and that is why, no matter how low the water pressure actually is – as low as 20 psi to as high as 80 or 90 psi – the gallons per minute used and the feeling of your shower will remain fairly consistent. Since water pressure varies from building to building and region to region this was a very important factor.
  6. Full-FaceSpray Pattern
    The spray pattern is a major factor in a determining how a shower feels. What we found is that people overwhelmingly liked the full face spray with many nozzles covering the full face of the shower head. This spreads out the water so that it doesn’t sting your skin like many of the cheaper brands we tested.shower heads
  7. Aesthetics
    Like many consumers my client wanted elegant and nice-looking best shower heads even without its cost associated on higher standard fixtures. Luckily, there a many options to choose from that will match just about any décor including polished chrome and brass and brushed nickel. need more details? visit this website.

Many times, when the shower is turned on in the morning, you have to wait several minutes for the water to heat up. Most of us tend to turn and do something else and return when there is steam in the shower. By turning off the water as soon as it’s ready several gallons that normally are wasted are conserved every time you take a shower. We found that, even though we had a number of rain shower heads that met 4 or 5 or even 6 of the criteria outlined above, only one met all 7.