Do I Need a Low-Flow Shower Head?

Shower Head


Do it Yourself:  Should I install low-flow showerheads in my home?  Is it really worth it?

Answer: Absolutely!  A low-flow showerhead can reduce the amount of water you use when showering by up to 30 percent.  You can pick up one up from your local home improvement store for $10 – $30.  And they’re easy to install.  Here’s what you’ll want to do:

  • You may need to use an adjustable wrench to remove your old showerhead
  • Once removed, take it with you to purchase the new one.  You’ll need to know whether or not it has matching threads.
  • Check your new package to see if you need to purchase a rubber washer for proper installation, along with teflon tape in some cases (read directions).
  • Installing your new low-flow showerhead is as simple as the removal of your old one.

Tip: When installing the new showerhead, wrap a cloth around the fitting so that you don’t damage the chrome with the pliers.


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