Today, many shower head manufacturers have come up with clever ways to make the shower spray feel more powerful, while still being water efficient at less than 2.5 GPM. One of those ways is called “air-induction” technology. Air-induction shower heads can automatically mix air into the water flow, creating a larger, fuller spray that can feel stronger than a standard shower spray.
Some efficient shower head set-ups even offer a “high-low feature” that can change the water flow rate from 1.5 GPM to 2 GPM with the press of a button. This way you can have the constant flow of warm water for washing and the selected power boost for rinsing. Bottom line: A hi-low shower can offer savings and power.
Master contractor and plumber Ed Del Grande is the author of the book “Ed Del Grande’s House Call” and the host of TV and Internet shows. Visit eddelgrande.com or write firstname.lastname@example.org.