Adding an aerator to a kitchen or bathroom faucet is one of the simplest ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency, while saving money and adding convenience too. You’ll use less water, cut your water heating bill, and enjoy more user-friendly sinks.
For a standard hand-washing faucet like a bathroom sink, a simple low-flow aerator is a great option. It cuts water waste and provides a more focused stream for rinsing. Plus it will help to eliminate splashing and overspray (so the water stays in the sink, instead of all over your shirt).
Threaded aerators simply screw into your existing faucet, and they are available in 0.5 gpm (gallon per minute) designs for maximum water savings, or still-efficient 1.0 gpm models for more water volume.
For the kitchen, a swiveling aerator with “spray” and “stream” options makes jobs like sink-rinsing and pot-filling a breeze. An on-off lever is a great feature as well, making it easy to avoid letting the water simply run between tasks.
Find it here:
1.5 gpm On/Off Swivel Spray Faucet Aerator, $7.95 at Amazon.
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