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We’re updating an old house, and I want to replace the showerhead with a water-saving model to control hot water costs. My husband thinks it won’t offer a strong enough spray. Who’s right?
Good news: You can have it both ways — efficiency and comfort. The days of weak “low-flow” showerheads are history. Now you can find energy-efficient showerheads that cut back on the amount of water used and the energy needed to heat the water, while still providing good water pressure.
Changing out a showerhead is a smart and easy upgrade. Standard showerheads use water at the rate of 2.5 gallons per minute. Some older models even use up to 5 GPM! To save, you’ll want to look for one rated 2.0 GPM or less.
Look for reduced prices at local stores
Efficient showerheads that meet the WaterSense® criteria of 2.0 GPM or less are available at local retailers with instant discounts provided by Energy Trust of Oregon. There are a variety of styles available. Just look for the Energy Trust logo in stores to find qualifying showerheads.
How much can you save?
Replacing a single showerhead with a WaterSense model can save you up to $50 a year in energy and water costs.*
*Source: Energy Trust of Oregon