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How much could your home benefit from energy efficiency investments? Calculate your energy savings to find out.

Find an Approved Contractor

 

Many companies in the Greater Kansas City area have met the minimum requirements to perform HOME PERFORMANCE with ENERGY STAR assessments (energy audits).

 

Additionally, some members practice specific trades. Contact any of these professionals to start improving your home’s comfort and energy efficiency and begin cutting your energy costs.

BUY AND INSTALL A LOW FLOW SHOWERHEAD

Tips to improve your home and lower your energy bill


Benefits

  • Save 10-30 percent on your water heating bill
  • Save about 50 percent of the water used per shower

 

What you need

  • Low flow showerhead
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Teflon tape

 

what to do

Buy a low flow showerhead that will fit your needs. Find an appropriately-sized combination wrench to loosen and remove your current showerhead. Some models have screws as well, so you may need a flathead or Phillips head screwdriver. There may be tape on the threads of your shower already, but if there isn’t, wrap the tape around the threads to seal it tight. Use the wrench to tighten the showerhead back on, and be sure to test it out to make sure the water is flowing properly.

 

Learn More

 

Standard showerheads use about five gallons of water per minute and some high-end fixtures use as much as 12 gallons per minute. That is not only a lot of water, but it is lot of hot water you paid to heat. Most people think you need that much water to create a powerful enough force for proper cleansing, but this is incorrect and it wastes a lot of money.
Low-flow showerheads work by using air pressure instead of water pressure to create that sense of force when you’re bathing, using 1.5 to 2.5 gallons per minute instead of five or more. They cost about $25, you can install them in 10 minutes, and they’ll pay for themselves in around six months.

 

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