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How To Go Green: Replacing Faucets & Showerheads

Low flow showerhead in a white bathroom

Are you looking for ways to make your home and lifestyle more environmentally friendly? Many people associate “going green” with expensive upgrades and sometimes inconvenient lifestyle changes. But you don’t have to overhaul your space to make a difference! Improving your home’s energy and water efficiency can be achieved with small upgrades to your fixtures - and you might not even notice the change except for on your utility bills!

Saving Water, Money, and the Environment

One of the easiest and least expensive ways of going green with your plumbing is to replace your existing faucets and shower-heads with low flow faucets and showerheads. Most new faucets and showerheads are designed to use less water without sacrificing pressure and performance. You should start to see an improvement in efficiency right away. An added bonus of replacing faucets and showerheads with low flow models is it modernizes the space without costing a lot of money. If you are looking for a quick project to update your bathrooms and kitchen, then replacing the faucets and showerheads is a good option.

Benefits of Low Flow Faucets & Showerheads

If you can save money, water, and energy by minimizing the environmental impact, would you consider it? Low flow faucets, showerheads, and other fixtures provide all these benefits and more. Some pros of switching to low flow fixtures include:

  • Reducing water consumption by up to 30% compared to traditional fixtures

  • No noticeable difference in water pressure

  • Saving up to 700 gallons of water use in a single household per year

Low Flow Showerheads: Aerating or Laminar Flow?

When it comes time to decide which fixture to choose for your shower, you have a few different options to compare There are two types of low-flow showerheads: aerating and laminar-flow. Aerating showerheads, as the name suggests, mix air with water, forming a misty spray. These are not ideal for those who live in humid climates, as they can create more steam and moisture than might be comfortable. Laminar-flow showerheads form individual streams of water. Both are excellent options for an environmentally conscious homeowner who doesn’t want to give up any precious water pressure.

Environmentally Friendly Fixtures

Especially if you’re upgrading your faucets or showerheads to modern options, the benefits are tenfold. Switching to a low flow fixture decreases your household water consumption, not only saving your wallet but also saving the planet. Go green - go low flow!

Interested in learning more about how switching to low flow fixtures can help you go green? Contact Pilgrim Plumbing & Heating, Inc. at (781) 253-2055 to start the conversation.