Changing Your Shower HeadMarch 30, 2020 4:40 pm
Start saving on water by switching to a water-saving shower-head!
Taking a shower is one of the biggest sources for water consumption among residential buildings. According the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 17% of all indoor water is dedicated to showers. A switch to a more water-saving shower head can conserve and say money on your monthly water & energy bill.
Prior to 1992 shower-heads manufactured used 5.5 gallons of per water minute, while after 1992 they resulted in just 2.5 gallons per minute. The change in shower heads resulted in saving nearly 27,000 gallons of water for a family of 4 each year. This resulted in around $260 savings annually. (MSN Money)
How to replace
Make sure the faucet is turned off & twist the shower head to the left. Pliers or a wrench may be needed to help with this task. Once removed, wipe the pipe clean using a damp rag. Screw the new shower head in by twisting it to the right. Plumber’s tape may need to be installed between the pipes thread to help minimize leaks.
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