Aerators for sinks are specifically designed to help reduce water flow and conserve both water and energy.
Of course, that just covers the basics. There are actually many different benefits to using aerators that you can take advantage of.
Faucet aerators are considered ‘green’ hardware. They’re easy to install and extremely cheap. Sometimes, you can even find them for just $1.
If that’s not a good start to the benefits of these energy-saving devices, we don’t know what is!
With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the additional benefits you can expect when you install aerators on your home faucets.
You’ll Use Less Water
The main purpose (and biggest benefit) of using an aerator on your faucet is to use, and waste, less water. With an aerator on your faucet, your water flow will reduce to around two liters per minute. That’s a huge reduction to a tap without an aerator, that allows about 20 liters of water to be released per minute.
As you can imagine, that’s not only a huge savings when it comes to the amount of water you’re wasting, but it will end up being huge savings to your wallet if you pay a monthly water bill.
An aerator can also double as a type of filter. It’ll help to catch excess dirt and debris that might be coming through your water. Because of this, you’ll have to either clean or replace the aerator once in a while. You might notice a scaling buildup on it if you have hard water. They can usually be cleaned quickly using a solution of vinegar and water.
Even if you have to periodically replace the aerator, they’re extremely inexpensive and easy to install on your own in a matter of minutes.
On top of cleaner water, an aerator will also give you ‘quieter’ water. An aerator helps to control the stream of the water coming from the tap. As a result, the released water doesn’t make as much noise, and won’t splash back on you as easily as water would coming straight from the tap. This might not seem like a big deal, but once you notice the difference, you’ll love it.
You’ll Save on Energy Costs
Since you’re using less water in general with an aerator, you’re also using less energy to heat that water, when needed. As a result, you could end up saving a lot of money on your utility bills. So, not only are you conserving water, you’re conserving the energy you’d typically use to heat up your water.
The best part? You can install aerators on just about every sink in your home – including your showerhead! You’ll love seeing the money you save each month when your bills come. But, you can also take pride in knowing you’re doing something great for the environment.
Aerators are inexpensive to buy, easy to install, and easy to replace. Unfortunately, there’s still relatively unknown as an energy and water-saving option for many people!
If you’ve never considered installing these green little resources in your own house before, don’t hesitate! They’re one of the quickest and easiest ways to help the planet and save money at the same time.