Monday, February 01, 2010

Faucet Aerators Save Both Water & Money

To cut down on water usage in your home, consider replacing your old faucet aerators. An aerator, which is the screw-on tip of the faucet, ultimately determines the maximum flow rate of a faucet. If your faucets are more than ten years old, they are most likely in need of new aerators. Normally, new kitchen faucets come installed with aerators that restrict flow rates to 2 gpm (gallons per minute), while new bathroom faucets have ones that restrict flow rates from 1.5 to 0.5 gpm. A faucet aerator such as Wal-rich's 55/64" Chrome Plated Female Faucet Aerator has a flow rate of 2 gpm. Replacing an old aerator is inexpensive and is considered to be one of the most cost-effective ways to conserve water.

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