Your 1.5 gallon per minute shower head can save you money and energy! Install a water and energy-efficient shower head in your home and start saving now. The multi-mode adjustable spray offers selected settings for comfort. The energy-efficient non-aerating spray reduces heat loss. The average family can save 60,000 to 100,000 gallons of heated water a year with an energy-efficient shower head.
Simply unscrew your old showerhead (you may need a wrench), clean the threads and wrap them with some plumber’s tape from your kit, then screw on the new showerhead.
Bathroom aerators provide a full spray velocity and reduce splash, but only use one to one and a half gallons per minute. Aerators save water and the energy to heat the water. Less water also means reduced costs associated with waste water treatment.
An average American family uses between 2-15 gallons of water each day from their bathroom faucet. This high-efficiency Bathroom Aerator can save five to seven gallons of water a day, saving as much as $20 in water and energy costs.
To complete installation you will need:
- A parent/guardian
- Aerator – located in your Kit
- Crescent wrench
- Old towel or rag
Steps to install:
- Place an old towel or rag over the drain in the sink. This will prevent any washers or dirt from the faucet arm falling down the drain.
- Remove the old aerator from the faucet using the wrench by turning it counter clockwise.
- Using the old rag, clean and dry the threaded area of the faucet thoroughly.
- Turn on the water and run for five seconds. This will flush out any grit/dirt that might have come loose inside the faucet.
- Remove the aerator from the kit, and determine if you need one or both washers that came with it.
Note: The aerator is designed for use with inside and outside threaded faucets.
– External Threads: Use one (1) rubber washer.
– Internal Threads: Use two (2) rubber washers.
- Screw on the new aerator clockwise and hand tighten until snug. Do not over-tighten.
- Turn on the faucet and check for leaks. If it leaks, try adding some plumber’s tape from your kit to the threads of the faucet.
Energy Efficient Light Bulbs
Your CFL or LED bulbs last a great deal longer than an incandescent bulb and use a lot less energy. Installing and using CFLs and LEDs are a great way to save money every day. CFLs and LEDs use 75 percent less energy and last up to 25 times longer than a traditional incandescent light bulb.
Use the Digital Thermometer to check the temperature of:
- water, to determine water heater settings
- refrigerator or freezer
Flow Test Bag
Your flow test bag will help you determine the flow of shower heads, kitchen and bathroom aerators. The bag is calibrated and reuseable. Discover how much water you will be saving with your new efficient devices by testing the flow rates of your old shower heads and aerators with your new devices.
The kitchen aerator is a great, energy-saving addition for your kitchen. The flip switch feature lets you choose between a spray or stream and adjust the flow with the flip switch control. The swivel lets you direct the water flow where it is needed for faster and more convenient rinsing. This high-efficiency kitchen aerator saves water, energy and money. It is dual threaded and fits most male and female faucets.
The smart power strip provides surge protection and energy savings for home/office computers and connected electronics. The energy-saving design of the power strip automatically turns off up to three connected devices when your computer shuts down or goes into standby mode.
Encourage efficient showering with a shower timer. It is an easy, inexpensive way to save water and the energy to heat the water. Your shower timer provides a way to monitor the goal of taking a five-minute or less shower.