What Showerheads Save The Most Energy


As the head of a lodging facility, you don’t have to sacrifice style just to attain more energy-efficient showerheads in your guest’s bathrooms. As mentioned earlier, 2.5 gallons per minute (GPM) is a good goal to aim for when replacing the showerheads at your hotel/resort. There are many affordable ones on the market for managers or owners to choose from. And, most of these will enable you to save even more water, some lower than a 1.5 gallon a minute flow rate.

  For example, a company called Niagara has lovely showerheads that are eye-pleasing as well as energy-efficient. The model N2915CH is called the Niagara Earth Massage, and is one that has a shiny chrome finish and provides a relaxing massage for the person using it. This is the type of shower experience that guests look forward to when they reach their lodging destination, but it is even better when they get the sense that they are also saving energy and water while enjoying their soothing shower. Niagara produces two of these types of showerheads, one that is 1.5 GPM as well as another that is even more efficient at 1.25 GPM.

Niagara N2915CH 1.5 GPM Chrome Shower Head

   A company named High Sierra also produces nice looking eco-friendly showerheads for resorts/hotels. These also allow just 1.5 GPM, and it is the nozzle that makes this one special. The decreased flow of water seems to be one of the things that buyers worry about with eco-friendly showerheads, being that customers still would like a strong-spraying head even if less water is actually used. High Sierra’s polished chrome showerheads can allow them this comfort, along with the peace of mind that these particular nozzles don’t clog. If a resort/hotel manager uses these showerheads (or any that use just 1.5 GPM), they can expect to save about 40% on water and the power that is used to heat it.

High Sierra WaterSense Certified 1.5 GPM High Efficiency Low Flow Showerhead. Brushed Nickel

   American Standard also produces an attractive chrome showerhead with a max flow of 1.5 GPM. One of them named Flowise has a ‘turbine spray’ feature. This gives that feeling of extra water pressure while your hotel guests are inside the shower, but at the same time is helping the hotel/resort to remain eco-friendly. American Standard has a few Flowise styles to choose from (such as the one with three-functions), but certain ones will save 2.0 GPM instead of 1.5 GPM, which is still very good for your lodging facility. Not only do these shower heads have a nice appearance, but they are also easily adjustable.

American Standard 1660.717.002 Flowise 3 Function Water-Saving Showerhead, Chrome

   The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends that if a person or business wants to save water, they should also consider using products that carry the Water Sense label. Water Sense is a program that is partnered with the EPA that places its label on many types of products that help save water, such as showerheads. When purchasing these products, you can be sure that you are getting the most efficient showerheads, ones that are backed by the top agency in the land when it comes to environmental and sustainability issues.

   For example, AM Conservation Group created a model showerhead that resort/hotel owners could utilize, especially if they want to give that feel of lavishness in their guest room showers. Their model N2150 is a luxury spa showerhead that carries the Water Sense label, and allows 1.5 GPM. A chrome ball joins this one together, and it has a nice metal finish and slick-looking shape.

   The best part about changing over to energy efficient showerheads is the fact that resort/hotel owners/managers can do so very affordably. Depending on what style you like, you may only pay between $10-20 each, but you will save thousands of dollars more every year in energy and water bills. With more and more of the public becoming environmentally conscious, it is important to keep these issues in mind just as your many future guests are. How eco-friendly your lodging facility functions will be a deciding factor in these folks’ decision to stay at your resort/hotel.



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