Low-flow shower heads and faucet aerators are viewed by PSC officials as an inexpensive way of saving energy, with a potential payback that can be seven to 10 times the modest cost of the equipment, depending on how much water a customer uses. The greater the water use, the greater the potential savings.
The addition of the low-flow shower heads and faucet aerators to the company’s energy-efficiency program for residential and low-income customers, disclosed late last month in a filing with the state Public Service Commission, is the latest change to the company’s programs to reduce the consumption of natural gas by National Fuel’s customers.
Shower heads and faucets are a breeding ground for bacteria. Many times, we don’t even often look at the end of the spout to realize how dirty and the amount of build-up that has accumulated.
National Fuel Gas Co., beginning next year, will start offering free low-flow shower heads and faucet aerators that reduce the use of hot water to residential customers who take part in the Amherst energy company’s other programs aimed at reducing energy consumption.