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As a homeowner, you constantly look for ways to improve the way your home functions. You may change your habits or renovate your home systems to conserve water and energy, improve user experience, and save money in the long run.
One of the most cost-effective steps a homeowner can take to optimize their home is to install faucet aerators. In this blog, we explain how these tools work and list nine common benefits of faucet aerator use.
What Is a Faucet Aerator and How Does It Work?
Faucet aerators come in two varieties: one compatible with showerheads and one intended for the standard faucets in your kitchen and bathroom. Each aerator consists of a small screen which spans the opening of the faucet.
This screen serves to break up the water stream into many smaller streams. This function introduces more air into the stream without reducing the perceived water pressure.
What Benefits Do Faucet Aerators Provide?
Aerators help reduce and regulate water flow from specific faucets. Using an aerator can have the following nine benefits.
1. Decreased Faucet Noise
If you have noisy faucets, installing an aerator can reduce the disruptive sound. Because an aerator increases the air in the water stream, it reduces gurgling and whistling noises that can come from uneven water flow.
2. Lower Water Bills
When you use an aerator, you use less water to accomplish the same task. This reduction can save you money on your water bills.
3. High Return on Investment
A basic aerator can cost as little as $5. But because correct usage can help you save big on your water bill, this cost comparison makes aerators one of the most cost-effective renovations available.
4. Improved Water Pressure
If you suffer from low water pressure, installing an aerator often solves the issue. Higher pressure builds up behind the aerator, creating a steadier stream. This characteristic makes aerators a smart addition for homeowners living in homes with older plumbing or inconsistent water supply.
5. Increased Filtration
Because aerators consist of small screens, they increase the particle filtration for an individual faucet. A high-quality aerator can work in tandem with your filtration system to keep your water cleaner and clearer. Just make sure that, if you often have dirt or debris problems, you clean your aerator regularly to prevent buildup.
6. Minimized Splashing
If your faucets flow unevenly, you may get big splashes when you turn on the water. An aerator regulates the amount of water exiting the faucet, making your kitchen and bathroom drier and neater places to be.
7. More Consistent Water Pressure
The pressure that builds right behind the aerator can help minimize pressure oscillation. Instead of experiencing pressure changes right as they happen, the stream stays steady due to the water caught behind the aerator.
8. Reduced Overall Water Use
Installing an aerator can dramatically reduce the amount of water your household uses since faucet use is 15% to 18% of most homes’ water usage. In addition to the savings this creates, less water usage reduces your home’s impact on the local and global environment.
9. Simple and Quick Installation
While many optimizing renovations take time and can disrupt your daily routine, installing an aerator can take a matter of minutes. A trained professional could update all of the faucets and showerheads in your home over the course of a single, brief visit.
Think a faucet aerator could change the way you and your family use water for the better? Discuss your options with HELP Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Drains. Our team supplies, installs, and maintains high-quality aerators to help you optimize your home plumbing systems.
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