Things To Know About Aerators

  • Kitchen and bathroom faucets represent a significant portion of your home's total water consumption. Install a low-flow aerator on your existing faucet and you'll quickly and easily cut water usage in half or more.
  • Faucet aerators not only reduce water consumption, they'll save you around $50 each year in related energy costs.
  • Aerators utilize advanced technology to combine energy efficiency and consistent water pressure, so you won't have to comprise comfort to save.
  • Check for threading on the tip of your faucet, this can be either on the inside or the outside. If your faucet is threaded, simply purchase the appropriate aerator for your faucet.
  • If your faucet water pressure is low, installing an aerator will actually increase the pressure while reducing water use and splashing from the faucet.
  • Faucet aerators contain a screen that filters out small debris in the water supply, making your water cleaner. The screen can be easily cleaned if it becomes clogged, just unscrew the aerator from the faucet and rinse it out.
  • Aerators come in a wide range of flow rates, as little as .5 GPM up to 2.75 GPM, to suit each faucet's usage. Choose a lighter flow for bathroom sinks and a heavier one for kitchen or workroom sinks.