Eco-Friendly Products

Water-Saving Fixtures: Showerheads

Plumbing fixtures are far more efficient than they used to be, doing the same job with a lot less water. Water-saving fixtures are now required in many areas by building and plumbing codes.

Low-Flow Showerheads

Taking shorter showers is one way to cut down on excess water use, but if you prefer a longer shower (especially on those cold days) you should consider installing a low-flow showerhead. Older showerheads will use 5 to 8 gpm, whereas a low-flow head will bring that down to 2.5 gallons or less with the same amount of water pressure and pleasant shower experience.

Some people do not like low-flow showerheads based on past experience, but new technologies combine air and water for luxuriant “low-flow” showers. Kitchen & Bath Classics has many brands that deliver great showers at 1.5 gpm and it actually feels like 2.5; this can result in a 36% decrease in water usage compared to a high-flow system. (Please ask a consultant for more information.)

By installing low-flow showerheads you will be saving in two ways:

  • The amount of water you use while showering
  • The amount of energy you use to heat your water

Note on Shower Control Products – several manufacturers have devices designed to make it easier to:

  • Waste less water waiting for a shower to warm
  • Turn the shower off when soaping up
  • Take shorter showers

Water Purity and Home Health

All brands at Kitchen & Bath Classics are engineered with quality materials to aid in the consistent delivery of clean water, primarily with faucets designed to prevent standing water inside the faucet itself.

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