Water Saving Showerheads

October 8th, 2009
By Scott
Water Saving Evolve Shower Head

Water Saving Evolve Shower Head

You can save more than $200 every year with this product alone!*

ConserveIQ knows that you want to save. That’s why we have the products that conserve your money and save your natural resources along the way!

Have you ever thought about how much water your showerhead uses? Did you know that it could be as much as 2.5 gallons of water per minute?

If you’re like most of us, you’ll turn on the shower and let the water run to allow the hot water to travel from the water heater to the shower.

Consider how much hot water is going down the drain while you brush your teeth or make the bed or just pass the time admiring yourself in the mirror while the water heats up.
For whatever amount of time that is, you are paying needless energy dollars on 2.5 gallons of hot water for every minute that goes by! That’s water that you have already paid to heat, and it’s not even being used…it’s going right down the drain!

Did you know that there’s a product with a solution to this waste of energy dollars and natural resources?

ConserveIQ offers Evolve Water Saving Showerheads. Now, we know that the thought of using a lower volume showerhead generally brings to mind standing under a wimpy trickle of water and needing at least twice as long to rinse the shampoo out of your hair. But the Evolve Showerheads perform with a full body spray in a similar manner to higher-flow showerheads… AND they’ll save you a whole gallon of water per minute at only 1.5 gallons per minute!

Plus, Evolve Showerheads from ConserveIQ go even further to save you money: They are equipped with a ShowerStart device that shuts itself off to a “drizzle” when the water reaches 95 degrees. When you get into the shower, you touch a lever and the hot water will fully flow for a fantastic shower! Not only will the Evolve showerhead “signal” to you that your shower water is at the optimal temperature for you to enjoy, you also save 1 gallon per minute plus the hot water typically wasted waiting for the water to heat up. Imagine how much hot water you will save AND how much money you will save on your energy bills each month!

So let’s get to the information you really want to know…how much will I save? Click here for the numbers.

It’s important that your investment pays off for you. So how much water and money could you save by choosing an Evolve Showerhead with ShowerStart from ConserveIQ? Let’s take a look.

For these examples, we’ll compare using an “industry standard” 2.5 gallon per minute showerhead with ConserveIQ’s 1.5 gallon per minute Evolve Showerhead with ShowerStart Technology. We will use the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Cost Calculator and insert our local electricity and natural gas rates obtained from local utilities.

A Conservative Example….

Let’s say that each member of a family of three showers for only 5 minutes each. (We think that’s a pretty conservative estimate. A recent survey at a local home show showed that about 77% of people shower for 6 minutes or more and 39% of people shower for more than 10 minutes.)

If each family member showers once a day, the family showers for 15 minutes each day.

The “industry standard” Showerhead uses 2.5 gallons of water per minute.

2.5 gallons x 15 minutes = 37.5 gallons / day

37.5 gallons / day x 365 days = 13,687.5 gallons / year

The Evolve Showerhead uses only 1.5 gallons of water per minute.

1.5 gallons x 15 minutes = 22.5 gallons / day

22.5 gallons / day x 365 days = 8,212.5 gallons / year

By using the Evolve Showerhead, at a gallon less per minute, the family has saved 5,475 gallons of water per year!

But there’s more! The Evolve Showerhead’s ShowerStart Technology also saves all that hot water normally wasted during the water warm up phase. Let’s say that each family member saves at least 1 minute of hot water based on the “industry standard” 2.5 gallons per minute.

2.5 gallons x 3 minutes = 7.5 gallons / day

7.5 gallons / day x 365 days = 2,737.5 gallons / year

By using the Evolve Showerhead, with ShowerStart Technology, the family saved an additional 2,737 gallons per year!

The total water savings would be 8,212.5 gallons / year!

If this family was in Houston, the average cost of residential water is $0.007894026 / gallon, as of September 2009. So this family saved $64.83 in water costs PLUS energy savings!

Let’s calculate the family’s estimated energy savings…

If this Houston family had an electric hot water heater, it costs about $0.0165 per gallon (based on an average of $0.1269 per kWh, as of September 2009). That adds up to about $135.50 savings in water heating bills per year!

Water Saving $64.83 + Electrical Energy Saving $135.50 = $200.33 Total Savings per year!*

If this Houston family had a natural gas hot water heater, it costs about $0.00869 per gallon (based on an average of $1.2185 per therm, as of September 2009). That adds up to about $71.36 savings in water heating bills per year!

Water Saving $64.83 + Natural Gas Energy Saving $71.36 = $136.19 Total Savings per year!

A Real Life Example…

Let’s say that each member of a family of three showers for 10 minutes each. (We think that’s closer to reality. A recent survey at a local home show showed that about 77% of people shower for 6 minutes or more and 39% of people shower for more than 10 minutes.)

If each family member showers once a day, the family showers for 30 minutes each day.

The “industry standard” Showerhead uses 2.5 gallons of water per minute.

2.5 gallons x 30 minutes = 75 gallons / day

75 gallons / day x 365 days = 27,375 gallons / year

The Evolve Showerhead uses only 1.5 gallons of water per minute.

1.5 gallons x 30 minutes = 45 gallons / day

45 gallons / day x 365 days = 16,425 gallons / year

By using the Evolve Showerhead, at a gallon less per minute, the family has saved 10,950 gallons of water per year!

But there’s more! The Evolve Showerhead’s ShowerStart Technology also saves all that hot water normally wasted during the water warm up phase. Let’s say that each family member saves 1 minute of hot water based on the “industry standard” 2.5 gallons per minute.

2.5 gallons x 3 minutes = 7.5 gallons / day

7.5 gallons / day x 365 days = 2737.5 gallons / year

By using the Evolve Showerhead, with ShowerStart Technology, the family saved an additional 2,737 gallons per year!

The total water savings would be 13687.5 gallons / year!

If this family was in Houston, the average cost of residential water is $0.007894026 / gallon, as of September 2009. So this family saved $108.05 in water costs PLUS energy savings!

Let’s calculate the family’s estimated energy savings…

If this Houston family had an electric hot water heater, it costs about $0.0165 per gallon (based on an average of $0.1269 per kWh, as of September 2009). That adds up to about $225.84 savings in water heating bills per year!

Water Saving $108.05 + Electrical Energy Saving $225.84 = $333.89 Total Savings per year!

If this Houston family had a natural gas hot water heater, it costs about $0.00869 per gallon (based on an average of $1.2185 per therm, as of September 2009). That adds up to about $118.94 savings in water heating bills per year!

Water Saving $108.05 + Natural Gas Energy Saving $118.94 = $226.99 Total Savings per year!

Those are real life savings calculations, based on Houston area data. That means the cost of these Showerheads is more than paid for, and you’ll continue to pocket savings every year!

Conserve…it’s only logical. Contact us to place your order today! We have Evolve Showerheads with ShowerStart Technology, plus many more products that will help you conserve!

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About the Author
Leading the way for conservation is the ConserveIQ Professor and President, Scott von Gonten. He is not only a Certified Green Professional, he is also an approved instructor for Green Building. Learn more about the ConserveIQ Professor.

  • Deborah Wedekind

    I would like two of these! How much are they? Can you order me one? I assume I can install it. Thanks! Deborah

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