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Top 5 Reasons to Get a Handheld Shower Head


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Water Conservation
You might save water and take more efficient showers with a handheld showerhead.
You might save water and take more efficient showers with a handheld showerhead.
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Fixed showerheads send large quantities of water (and money) down the drain as you shower. Conserve this precious resource and keep bills in check by using a handheld showerhead to direct water only where it's needed. Not only will you lower your water bills, but you'll also cut the cost of energy required to heat this water. Many handheld showerheads help you cut water consumption even further by using a shut-off switch right on the handle. With this switch right in your hands, you're more likely to shut the water off or turn it down as you lather up or shave your legs.

Many manufacturers even offer low-flow handheld showerheads designed to give you the best shower experience with the least amount of waste. These units include special aerators, which add air to the water spray to increase pressure while using less water. Choose one rated at 2 GPM or less and you'll save 2,300 gallons of water a year.


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