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Energy and water saving showerheads

How can I tell if my showerhead is an energy and water saver?

There is a quick test: all you have to do is hold a 2-litre jug under your showerhead with the tap turned on full and time how long it takes to fill the jug. If it takes less than 11 seconds to fill the jug, your showerhead is not an energy and water saving appliance

How much can I save by using an energy and water saving shower head?

  • Using an energy and water saving showerhead for a quick 7-minute shower will save approximately 35 litres of water per shower - over the course of one year you can save approximately 38 000 litres of water
  • Moreover, using less water also means your electricity element geyser will be required to reheat less water, which helps to reduce demand pressure on the national power grid
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    How will switching to an energy and water saving shower head affect my shower experience?

    Energy and water saving showerheads deliver the same shower sensation as conventional showerheads - Eskom recommends that your showerhead flow-rate should not be less than 9 litres per minute, whilst the minimum pressure of your geyser should not be more than 1 bar

    What’s the difference between energy and water saving and aerated or laminar showerheads?

    Aerated showerheads mix air with water, forming a misty spray. Laminar-flow showerheads form individual streams of water. Both types can be energy and water efficient