Low-flow showerheads are efficient. They can significantly reduce your household water consumption without a noticeable difference to your shower experience. The term “low flow” is generally defined as a showerhead with a water consumption rate of 0.5 to 2 gallons per minute (gpm). Here’s my review of what’s available:
NewMarket Naturals makes modular shower filters which can accomodate some of the more efficient showerheads out there. They also make a April Shower filter which is compatible with the Oxygenics showerhead we recently featured. Available from: NewMarket Naturals.
David Okada, a MetaEfficient reader, wrote to us to say that he’s compared the Oxygenics shower head, with another low-flow shower head from Bricor. David says Bricor had better spray at lower flow rates and was quieter than the Oxygenics (recently featured on MetaEfficient here). Bricor offers a range of low-flow shower heads, including one […]
The Oxygenics showerhead is definitely worthy of inclusion here. With a nifty design, the showerhead is able to take low pressure water and transform it into a forceful stream for showering. It does this while using just 1.5 gpm (gallons per minute). It adapts to variable water pressure, and any water pressure from less than […]
This looks interesting — it’s a solar shower that heats 5 1/2 gallons of water with a built-in solar collector. Created in Europe, the imported shower is able to heat water to 140°F in 1-2 hours in sunny weather. The manufacturer claims that the shower is capable of capturing heat from the ambient temperature in […]