These days, there are so many different types of shower heads on the market that it can be hard to know which is best. There is one type of shower head, however, that is a good choice for both the environment and for your safety, especially if you have children or older adults in the home. A thermostatic shower head, which turn soft automatically if water exceeds a certain temperature, should definitely be on your must-have list. Here's a closer look at the benefits of this type of shower head.
Water and Energy Savings
Usually, your shower is not hot as soon as you turn it on. If you're like most people, you turn on the water and let it run for a while before you get in. You probably don't get in as soon as the water turns warm, so you're really wasting energy heating the warm water that you don't even end up showering under. You're also wasting that water. You might also end up showering in water that's warmer than you really need, which uses more energy than necessary.
A thermostatic shower head solves both of these energy-wasting problems. You can set it to turn off when the shower reaches a certain temperature. Turn on the shower, get ready to shower, and when the shower has warmed up, it will turn off until you manually re-start it, so no additional water is wasted. You can also set the shower head never to exceed a certain temperature when it's in use, so you're not tempted to take a hotter shower than is needed and waste energy.
If you have a child who takes showers, you may be concerned that he or she will be scalded if the water temperature is turned up too high. You may have the same concern for an elderly adult, who may not be agile enough to quickly adjust the water if it is too hot. With a thermostatic shower head set to a certain temperature, you never have to worry about the water coming out too hot, thus the risk of burns and scalding is greatly reduced.
There are many different models of thermostatic shower heads, but they all serve essentially the same functions. Make sure you choose one that's easy to operate and adjust, and that also looks great in your bathroom. Once you install it, you'll notice savings on water and energy, and you'll also feel much safer.
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