Everyone likes to save money, especially homeowners, but saving money while also doing something good for the environment, that is a no brainer. For a long time now, energy-efficient appliances have been on everyone’s radar, while low-flow faucets have remained less of a priority. The fact is water shortage is a worldwide concern. Just how pressing is water conservation? The U.S. Department of Reclamation shares that “only 3% of water on Earth is fresh water, and only 0.5% is available for drinking.” Because fresh water is a limited resource, installing faucets and showerheads with low-flow features couldn’t be more important.
How Does a Low-Flow Faucet Work?
There is a common misconception that installing low-flow hardware means less water-pressure for your sinks and showers. The good news is that this isn’t the case. Thanks to smart engineering, a low-flow faucet offers you the performance you’re used to—with around 30% less water usage. The component that makes this happen is an aerator. The aerator mixes air into the water stream, so instead of a single stream of water, if you looked closely, you’d see that it’s actually several tiny streams flowing together. Adding the air maintains the pressure while sending less water through your faucet.
Benefits of Low-Flow Faucets & Showerheads
Despite the added engineering in your faucet, a low-flow feature won’t drive up the cost of your fixture. When switching from a standard flow rates (around 2.2 GPM) to low-flow rates (less than 1.5 GPM) you can plan on reducing your home’s water usage by 30% or more which adds up to gallons each day and thousands of gallons each year which helps your budget and the world we live in.
Pioneer Industries is proud to offer low-flow rates in our complete line of faucets & showerheads, so you can count on water-saving technology in every product you purchase.