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How to Install a Low Flow Showerhead;Save Water & Save Money

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  • Oxygenics® showerheads are the most powerful water saving shower heads available. You don't have to give up water pressure when using our shower heads. Oxygenics® is committed to delivering you a high pressure shower head and a low flow shower head in one, bringing you the best shower possible while reducing your carbon footprint.

    An excellent energy saving device which can be used in conjunction with a solar water heating system (or any conventional geyser, for that matter) is the low flow showerhead.

    Low flow showerheads give you a double saving, not only do they directly reduce your water consumption while showering but they also reduce your geyser related electricity costs.

    This is achieved due to the fact that far less hot water is drawn from the geyser during shower times which means your geyser element will be used for a shorter period of time to bring the geyser back up to temperature.

    A conventional showerhead typically has a flow rate of up to 18 litres per minute at standard household pressures whereas a low flow showerhead has a flow rate of under 10 litres per minute, resulting in a considerable water consumption saving.

    Our preferred low flow showerhead is the Value-Eco showerhead, supplied to us by Oxygenics, read below for more details on this great energy saving product.

  • Quite often, a customer will tell a plumber or plumbing supply dealer that they have low water pressure when the problem is simply a clogged shower head—especially if the device is a low-flow model that restricts the stream of water by forcing it through small openings in a disk or diaphragm and then through a series of small holes or nozzles.

    If your shower head dribbles instead of spraying, or if there are obvious deposits clinging to the nozzles, you can clean the thing by soaking it in vinegar for half a day, disassembling it, and working away with a toothpick and an old toothbrush.

    Or you can toss it in the trash and buy a new one.

    Or, better yet, you can buy yourself a showerhead that won't get clogged in the first place (such as a High Sierra FCS-100 Showerhead®).

    Most low flow shower heads regulate the flow of water using an O ring over the top of a plastic disk with small holes in it. To keep large particles such as rust, flakes of solder, sand, or other debris out of this restrictor, there is often a fine screen between the restrictor and the water pipe. This screen is the first place to look for your clog.

    Design and technology have improved dramatically, so new low-flow showerheads can be just as luxurious (and clean just as well) as old models, while using just a fraction of the water. And remember that less water means less energy too – a double money savings since your is also getting a break. Read on to see our picks for the best low flow showerheads on the market.


    Using a low flow pressure shower head saves money on utility bills

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  • All other ultra low flow shower heads are miniaturized versions of higher flowing, outdated designs, which is why they fail in strength of spray, ability to retain heat, and ability to resist clogging. Our Full Coverage Spray® (FCS) nozzle is a new invention. It has never been used in higher flowing shower heads because it is designed to work at 1.5 or 1.8 gpm and works best at 1.5 and 1.8 gpm.

How to Clean the Showerhead with Vinegar

We here at Colorado Mesa University have done economic studies that show that if we would change out our 2.5 gallon flow shower heads to the BMAX 100 1 gallon flow shower heads. Not only would we be savings tons of water, but over the next 10 years we would save up to $750,000. We have begun to change the shower heads in some of our buildings. In one such building we were having trouble with hot water temperatures dropping as much as 15 degrees, during the morning hours between 6:00am and 7:00am. The boilers were not able to keep up with the demand of so many students taking hot showers all at the same time. When we switched out the 45 2.5 shower heads to the BMAX 100 1 gallon flow shower heads. The boilers were able to keep up with the demand. We haven’t had any complaints from the 300 students that are currently using the BMAX100 shower heads and are planning on ordering more in the future as our budget allows.