A low flow bathroom shower head is a replacement fixture for showers. It’s used to reduce the amount of water flowing through the shower’s tap. A low flow bathroom shower head use less water, making this fixture easy on the environment. High-efficiency low-flow shower heads use as little as 1.6 gallons of water per minute. A 10-minute shower uses only 16 gallons of water compared to 80 gallons for some standard shower heads. Using less water has a direct impact on the environment and your utility bills. Look for low-flow shower heads with a pause system. The pause system allows the user to shut off water flow while washing hair, shaving legs and a variety of other reasons. When water flow returns, it is heated to the same temperature it was before hitting the pause button. Low flow shower heads can be either aerating or non-aerating shower heads. Both are available as hand-held or fixed models and both feature the same water pressure as in older shower heads, just with less water used.
Consumers favour the aerating, a low flow bathroom shower head, mainly because this shower head provide a full, even spray when turned on. Unlike the aerating, low-flow shower heads, the non-aerating, low-flow shower heads do not mix the water flow with air and, because of this, the water pressure fluctuates, resulting in a strong but pulsed flow. Non-aerating, low-flow shower heads keep water hotter than aerating shower heads because the water stream is not cooled by the addition of air.