Saving water is on the minds of many people these days, as droughts become more common and water bills increase accordingly. If you want to save water for any reason, whether it's for ecological concerns or just to help your pocketbook, you might want to consider getting faucet aerators. But what is a faucet aerator and how can it help you? Read on to learn.
What Is a Faucet Aerator?
A faucet aerator is an extension of your faucet. It's attached to the end of the faucet, where the water comes out, and limits how much water your faucet can release at one time.
How It Helps
Limiting the amount of water that you get out of your faucet immediately helps to lower your water bills, but doesn't it mean that you'll just have to run the water for longer? Not so. That's what's so great about faucet aerators and where they take their name from.
A faucet aerator utilizes the air around it to ensure that you get an excellent flow of water while still using less water than normal. Air is sucked in and used to increase the pressure of the water, forcing it out at a higher speed and more strongly, too. So when you turn on your faucet halfway, you can expect to see a stream that looks the same as what you would normally even without the aerator, all while using less water.
Getting a faucet aerator is as easy as calling a plumber. Plumbers are pros at installing things like this. It's best to call a plumber because they'll be able to determine if your current faucets can utilize aerators and, if so, which model and brand will work best for you. This kind of experience can't be overlooked, as going to the store and trying to find one for yourself can be a severe nuisance and could result in buying something you can't actually use.
Your plumber will install faucet aerators on any and all faucets that you want them on. It's best to put them on all the faucets in your home for maximum water and money saving.
Once your faucet aerators are in place, you can expect basically nothing to change. There will be a small nozzle at the end of your faucets, but otherwise, the water stream should be very similar to what you're used to and you should see a significant reduction in your water bills shortly.
For more information, reach out to a plumber near you.