I’ve previously written about the importance of installing a low flow showerhead if you’re serious about going green and saving money. Many shower head fixtures, especially older ones, are extremely wasteful of water–with the worst ones wasting 5 or more gallons per minute. Newer and more efficient ones can cut the amount of water used by half or more. Best of all, you need not sacrifice one bit of luxury when you shower, since the latest water-flow technology assures you’ll continue to relax under powerful streams of water.
Here are four highly rated, super-efficient low flow shower heads that let you have your cake and eat it too. (GPM means “gallons per minute.”)
1) Kohler K-10240-CP. Kohler is a well-known American company with an excellent reputation for high quality plumbing products. The K-10240-CP features a transitional design that is part of Kohler’s Forte faucet collection. Its eco-credential is the mere 1.75 GPM it delivers, resulting in savings upwards of 30% over conventional showerheads. It offers three settings: wide coverage, a soothing aerated spray, and revitalizing massage spray. It is also resistant to hard water buildup.
2) American Standard 1660.717.002 Flowise. American Standard Brands is an American manufacturer offering high quality faucets and showerheads. This model features a range of settings from 1.5 to 2 GPM, with the lowest setting yielding up to 40% water savings. Three settings range from the most efficient turbine spray to full spray. It comes in a shiny, modern polished chrome finish.
3) Alsons 655 3110 BX Fluidics. Alsons, another American company, has been making shower fixtures for over 50 years. It has a solid reputation for building innovative new features into its products, and its low flow showerheads are no exception. This popular model uses fluidics technology to create a spray that uses only 1.6 gpm but feels the same as a regular 2.5 GPM spray. That represents 36% in water savings. It comes in a beautiful satin nickel finish.
4) Hansgrohe 06498000 – Croma E 75 Green 1-Jet. Hansgrohe is a German company and one of the world’s leading shower head manufacturers. This model also has a 1.6 GPM flow that feels like 2.5 GPM. Its high-tech construction injects air into the water stream to power a drenching full spray through forty no-clog spray channels. It comes in both chrome and brushed nickel finishes.
With luxurious, easy to install showerheads like these, there is no excuse not to save big on your water bills and help the environment!