Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Asheville NC Custom Builder Talks about Low Flow Shower Heads

A low flow shower head is water saving shower head typically rated at 2.5 gallons per minute (gpm) or less. There are two types of low flow shower heads. The most common is the aerating shower head which mixes air with the water. The other is a non-aerating shower head which does not introduce air into the water stream. Shower usage accounts for almost 25% of American water usage by individuals. Low flow shower heads can provide a quality shower with good water pressure while reducing water consumption if designed, and installed properly with correct water valving.

Low-flow showerheads are a tempting proposition for building designers, contractors, and owners looking to boost the efficiency and sustainability of their properties. Install a showerhead with a flow rate of 1.5-2.0 gallons per minute, rather than the conventional low-flow 2.5 gpm, and presto, you have cut water consumption by 20-40% at that outlet. But making the move to enhanced low-flow showerheads is not as cut-and-dried as simply replacing a 2.5-gpm showerhead for a more efficient model. Advantage Development Co. is expert in the design & installation of low flow shower heads, toilets, and appliances in your home. We are a certified green professional here to serve all of your new construction needs. Visit us today at http://www.advdevco.com/ and see why we are better.

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