Puttin’ on the Spritz

Puttin' on the Spritz

Today’s showers are more inviting and invigorating than ever. Whether you want to feel like you’re taking a walk in the rain or getting a relaxing massage, there’s a product on the market to fit your needs.

Hands on 
Handheld showers are a popular choice and offer a great deal of flexibility. You can shower standing or sitting and bathe children and pets with ease. Most handheld showers also can be used as a fixed showerhead.

Rain showers
If you like singing in the rain and singing in the shower, now you can have the best of both worlds with a rain showerhead. For a shoulder-to-shoulder rain spray, look at the GROHE Rainshower, which is available in an extra-wide, 16-inch diameter.

Steam clean
If you want a total spa experience, add a little steam power. There are a vast number of products, like the Sedona shower system from Jacuzzi, that combine both steam and a shower into one easily installed unit.

Space saver
If you’re tight on space, you can still shower in style. For example, the Pluvia spiral showerhead and shower curtain from Hastings Bath was designed by renowned architect and designer Matteo Thun to conserve space.

Tech talk
Technology touches every part of our home; it can even improve the way we shower. One example is the Kohler DTV and DTV II custom showering system. If you are tired of wasting time adjusting the temperature, now you can get the shower experience you want with the touch of a button on the digital interface.

Dynamic duo
According to experts at Delta Faucet Company, 70 percent of consumers prefer a dual-function shower, which allow separate volume and temperature adjustments. The MultiChoice Universal shower valve  by Delta allows consumers to upgrade from a single-function shower (temperature control only) to a dual-function shower at any time.

With so many options, you’ll likely need a nice, relaxing shower after you visit all the local showrooms to find the one that is right for you.

Efficient Fixtures

Helping the environment and your pocket book is as easy as installing efficient showerheads and faucet aerators which:
–    Are easy to install
–    Provide superior performance
–    Use less water and energy
–    Save money on utility bills
–    Reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Why High Efficiency?

The average family of four uses 400 gallons of water each day. By using water-efficient showerheads and aerators, families can reduce those fixtures’ water usage by 20 percent.

Water-wise Ways

1.    Install a water-saving showerhead that uses less than 2.5 gallons per minute.
2.    Shorten your shower by 1 minute. To really save, limit your shower time to 5 minutes or less.
3.    Take showers instead of baths. A bathtub holds up to 50 gallons of water. A typical shower uses less than 20 gallons.
4.    Collect water that runs until the shower gets hot. Use it to water plants.
—Saving Water Partnership, www.savingwater.org

Did You Know?

If your home was built  before 1992, chances are your showerheads put out about 5 gallons of water per minute. Multiply this by the number of minutes you’re in the shower, and the water adds up fast! Luckily, installing a low-flow showerhead can cut this amount in half or less. 

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