Savings That Will Make You Sing in the Shower
October 31, 2017
Do you do your best thinking in the shower? Maybe it’s time to start thinking about what’s above you during your daily bathing rituals – your showerhead!
As adapted to showers as we are today, during the late 19th century, showers were often seen as a sophisticated, upper-class luxury. By the 1920’s showers became more affordable, increased in popularity, and spread to middle-class homes. Although it may not seem like much has changed since then, there have been some innovative advancements you ought to know about.
Saving Water and Energy
One of the greatest advancements has been the growth in efficient showerhead technology. Efficient showerheads and showerhead adaptors regulate flow rate, which will save you both water and energy. Showers account for nearly 17 percent of residential indoor water use, according to the U.S. EPA; this means reducing the water required for showering can have a noticeable impact on household water use. But how do efficient shower fixtures save energy? Using less water while showering also means using less hot water, which requires energy to be heated. This means these fixtures can help you save in two ways. The best part, other than the savings, is that you don’t have to sacrifice your shower experience!
Hottest Shower Innovation: TSV
Many of us are accustomed to turning on the shower and allowing the water to warm up to our preferred temperature. This can result in gallons of water wasted. But showering just got smarter, thanks to a device known as a thermostatic shut-off valve, or TSV for short. A TSV can be integrated into a showerhead or come as an adaptor that you add to your existing showerhead. Installing a TSV ensures that after you turn on the shower and the water is up to an appropriate temperature, it will flow as a trickle until you hop in and pull a cord attached to the valve to resume the full water flow. This way you only lose a small amount of the heated water as compared to potentially gallons every shower. By conserving your heated water you are also minimizing your energy costs and water usage, which can equate to some serious savings. To learn more about this technology, check out this video!
At the end of the day, the only thing that should be going down the shower drain is soapy water, and not your hard-earned savings. You can find several discounted showerhead products through our online storefront. Purchase your own today and experience the savings for yourself!Lighting & Appliances
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