When you are doing a bathroom renovation, many people look for ways that they can save money. Perhaps, you think that your old showerhead is working just fine, and you might consider that as one of the items to skip. A professional bathroom renovation can cost between $5,000 and $25,000. If you do not consider a new showerhead, you are not getting the most for your money.
Here are a few things that you should consider in this decision.
Installing a water-saving showerhead saves you money in the long run. Some localities are now requiring you to install this type of showerhead when you build a new home or renovate to help with water conservation. When choosing a water-saving showerhead, look for the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) label which tells you how many litres per minute the showerhead uses and gives you a star rating.
It is suggested that you get one with at least a three-star rating, which uses 9 litres per minute. By comparison, a conventional shower is about 25 litres per minute. This can save you considerable money over time on your water bill. It will also save you money on your electric bill because you will not have to heat as much water.
2. Improved Water Pressure
Modern showerheads are designed to not only help you conserve water, but they have technology that can help you get the same or better water pressure when compared to older conventional showerheads. This technology makes it feel like you are using more water when you are using less. There are also special shower heads designed to deliver more water pressure than older ones. For those who like their shower to be like a laser jet stream or who loves a good massage, this can be the perfect solution.
Newer showerheads do more than just supply hot and cold water. You can choose heads that have features that can help you massage away the tension of the day and leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. You can choose from a fixed or removable hand-held shower head that allows you to direct the water exactly where you want it. Now, you can choose from settings that include a gentle rain shower, mist, pulsating massage, whirl, full-body spray, and more. Some models have a choice of over 20 different settings. They even make some that play music for the ultimate experience. Shower time can become your most favourite time of the day with these new features.
Modern showerheads are designed to reduce your overall water consumption. This saves you money and helps with the environmental challenges that we face over clean water. They also reduce the amount of wastewater generated and consume less energy needed to heat water. Some localities may give rebates or other incentives for installing a water-conserving showerhead. You should check with your local water authorities to see if there are any available to you and to see if there are any regulations on the type of showerhead you are required to install.
5.Suitable for All Ages
A new handheld showerhead can be just what everyone needs when it comes to small children. If your child likes to get dirty, it is much easier to clean the dirt off in the shower than to stick them in a bath where they just sit in the dirt. A new showerhead can also be safer for seniors because the hand-held wand allows them to be seated while they shower. Also, with gentle settings available, you can choose one that is not too hard for delicate skin. Not to mention, this makes it easier to bathe your pet.
Now you know why you should consider replacing your showerhead when you are doing a bathroom renovation. It’s important to have your house’s plumbing done by licensed professionals. Changing showerhead components is a relatively simple task, but many things can go wrong. That is why it is always best to have your bathroom renovation specialist replace your shower head. They have the tools and experience to get the job done right. Be sure to find someone qualified to do the job in your local area.