Why You Should Install Low-Flow Faucet Aerators

Being opposed to conserving water is like being against over-eating. In both cases we want as much as we need without over-doing it. And yet at times we all overeat – take the holiday season as example numero uno. And it’s also easy to waste water, although Americans are getting much better at curbing that trend. More and more of us, for example, are keeping the water turned off while shaving or brushing our teeth. When it’s time to replace a toilet, your only choice is to buy a new low-flow model which saves thousands of gallons of water ever year.

Well, here’s an even simpler way to conserve water at home: install a low-flow faucet aerator on every indoor faucet.  

What is a low flow faucet aerator?

An aerator is a screen that attaches to the tip of your faucet and then divides flowing water into tiny streams. Since these streams are mixed with air, there’s less room for water to pass through, and that’s what reduces the flow rate.

Without aerators, most faucets will produce 3-5 gallons of water per minute. But once you get an aerator in place, that flow rate is reduced to as little as 0.5 gallons per minute. 

Additional Low-Flow Aerator Benefits

Conserving water is its own reward, but that doesn’t it make it your only reward. Because the less water you consume, the lower your water bill.

More good news: aerators cost less than five dollars each. Which means no big investment is required to reap substantial water savings. They’re also so easy to install, your next one can be ready to use in just a few minutes.

Here at Norhio Plumbing, we’re all about doing more with less…water, that is. To learn more about water-saving products and how you can do even more to contribute to a greener planet, call us today. We’re always happy to answer your questions and offer practical plumbing advice.