morning about 7 oíclock, my shower and I share a
relationship lasting no more than a couple minutes ó an
effort to keep the water bill to a reasonable monthly payment.
the shower Iíve used for the 15 years Iíve lived in this
house, but do I really know anything about it?
folks at Grohe ó which, coincidentally, made my kitchen sink
faucet (installed by the previous owners) ó have made me
believe I donít know my shower at all and have taken it upon
themselves to correct that situation.
know that the average shower lasts eight minutes in America,
or that the shower is the third-largest source of water use in
the average American home?
I did not know that.
Grohe sent me this information to pitch its products, it was
wrapped in very interesting facts.
example, different showerheads emit water at different rates,
and "flow rate" affects how efficient a showerhead
is, or isnít.
law limits the maximum allowable flow rate to 2.5 gallons a
minute for showerheads, but some have even lower flow rates.
The less water that comes out of the showerhead a minute, the
less water that will get wasted down the drain.
showerhead pre-dates 1980, it could be using more than 5
gallons a minute.
a shower can improve its efficiency and your shower
experience, yet the potential need to open a bathroom wall may
make you hesitate.
renovations donít have to require major replumbing,"
said Cheryl Dixon, head of brand trade and marketing for Grohe.
water goes down the shower drain while youíre waiting for
the temperature to reach a comfortable level?
a shower with a thermostatic valve not only ensures youíll
never again step into an icy shower stream or be surprised by
a temperature fluctuation, it can also reduce the amount of
water you use," Dixon said.
show that many people are significantly expanding the size of
their showers during renovations, as you might imagine. Weíd
all like bigger showers, right?