Saving Water and Energy with Thermostatic Showerheads

Cold Shower WomanThe Earth is made of 75% water and only 25% land. Of this 75%, not more than 1% is fresh water or that which is meant for human consumption, leaving the entire populace a big task in conserving this resource. In this regard, there is a need to recalculate every institution’s water consumption. Every effort in conserving should start in the peripheries of every family’s homes.

In a household, based on statistics, the third chore with the highest percentage of water consumption is showering. In this case, it is important to utilize fixtures that will promote conservation. One of the ways to do so is by using thermostatic showerheads.

 Thermostatic Showerheads

These showerheads are different from the regular ones because they can control the temperature even if the flow is restarted. The temperature is regulated by making sure that there is a right and balanced blend of hot and cold water that will run through the showerhead. A lot of home appliance centers have been offering different sizes and of varying quality, depending on the customer’s needs.

How It Works

Thermostatic showerheads have valves that contain the thermostat. This element senses the temperature of the water and acts as the control. It switches on heat when the desired temperature is not yet achieved or turns off when it is about to get too hot. Other than this, the fixtures have sliding valves for both hot and cold water. When there is no cold water input, the sliding valve for the hot water will slightly close. It will continue to do so until it reaches to a close if there is no entry of cold water. More advanced thermostatic showerheads can be programmed as to what temperature a person prefers, reducing the concerns of its users.

Benefits

They may be a bit costly than the conventional ones but thermostatic showerheads contribute to the conservation of water, as well as energy resources. An ordinary heater takes time to produce hot water. In almost all instances, a person has to turn on the shower and let a certain amount of the water to pass through before attaining the desired heat. This is already considered a waste of time, energy, and resources. Thermostatic showerheads eliminate these since they are already programmed to a certain Fahrenheit degree — such that every time the shower is restarted, it still has the same temperature. In other words, the lesser time to heat water, the less electricity to be used — thus contributing to conservation measures.

If you need a new showerhead and would like a professional to install it for you, call our reliable and friendly plumbers at Sin City Plumbing at (702) 431-6502.

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