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Celebrate Energy Awareness Month with a High Performance Shower

Posted on Thursday 22nd October 2009

The Return on Investment for High Performance Shower Heads is over 100%. Simply, if you spend $40 you will save $40 or more each year. By comparison to stock market gains, this return on investment (ROI) is through the roof. Pressure regulated high-efficiency or high-performance shower heads save about 40% of the water required by conventional showers, because they reduce the water flow from 2.5 gallons per minute (gpm) to about 1.6 gpm.

New models provide ample pressure, and for a family of four, the savings can add up to hundreds of dollars per year, mostly due to the reduced need to heat as much water. A $40 shower head will save more money than $4,000 of solar panels before federal and state incentives! To learn more about the savings from GREENandSAVE’s overview on Shower Heads.


Get a Shower Timer: Cost: $5.99

An “hourglass style” Sand Shower Timer is a simple and effective tool to help you shorten your showers, reduce water usage and save money. The hourglass is made of plastic for safety reasons and it is housed in a case that includes a suction cup to easily affix to the tile or wall. When the sand runs out after 5 minutes, it's time to get out! All you do is place the suction cup on any non-porous surface and then swivel the timer every time you take a shower. Time approximately = five minutes per turn. You can always spin it twice, but measurement is the key to energy management.

Get an Economy Showerhead: Cost: $12.99

H2O Kinetic Technology revolutionized the showering experience. The single setting showerhead offers a water-saving comfort spray, which operates at 1.6 gallons per minute. Don’t think that you’re giving anything up in performance because it feels like the standard 2.5 gallons per minute and it has about a 40% water savings! The internal engineering guarantees that the showerhead will not clog up so you save cleaning time as well. Backed with a lifetime warranty and easy-to-follow installation instructions, the Peerless Water Amplifying showerhead is sure to bring showering pleasure and savings for years to come. The price is set to meet the budgets of any household since the Return on Investment will deliver several hundred percent performance and pay for itself within just a few months. Check out the Most Cost-Effective Showerhead.

Go for the ‘Deluxe’ Adjustable 3 in 1 Showerhead Cost: $48.75

This one is discounted down from $46.00 for Energy Awareness Month.

The American Standard FloWise 3 Function Water Saving Showerhead is one of the highest rated Energy Saving showerheads on the market. It saves up to 40% Water Savings and lets you control the spray. The 3 Spray Settings include a Turbine Spray at 1.5 gallons per minute (gpm), Combination spray at 2.5 gpm Max. flow rate, and Auto return feature defaults to 1.5gpm Water Saving Mode. The angle is also easily adjustable.

“We have this one in my own home, and my Mother-In-Law has given it rave reviews. That alone is worth every dollar.” – Charlie Szoradi, President of

Consider the 3 in 1 Water Saving Showerhead.

To learn more about the most cost effective ways to save money and the environment, get a Home Efficiency Report. Instead of spending $500 on an energy audit, you can get the ball rolling for under $15.

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