On average, a newly installed faucet aerator is designed to use 2.5 liters of water per minute. While this may not seem whole at first, it may correspond to a thousand gallons of used and wasted water by the end of the year. Wasted water goes hand in hand with wasted energy used to heat it and an increase in the cost of both. Installing a faucet controller (also known as an adapter) is a quick way to achieve immediate savings on all three without losing pressure. Here are some considerations to consider when choosing the one that works best for you.
What kind of aerator is on my tap?
Faucets have external or internal threads. The thread will be on the outside of the designated male aerators. The standard thread size for a male aerator in the United States is 15/16 ”-27. The thread of the female aerator is placed inside the aerator. The size is usually 55/64 ”-27. Once you know the type of aerator you want to adjust, you will find the perfectly equipped faucet controller. In addition, adapters are available to convert the aerator from male to female, and vice versa.
After reviewing the type of aerator that can be retrofitted, the next question is to decide on the amount of water you want to save. In addition to the many threaded options, the faucet controller is available with a wide range of options to save money. The minimum amount of water that can be used through the adapter is 0.5 gallons per minute and the maximum flow rate is 2.2 liters of water.
The controllers are designed with savings and pressure in mind to allow for as many savings as possible without sacrificing comfort. Simply screw in the tap or aerator and you are ready to start cleaning!