Low Flow Sink Faucet Aerators The easiest way to begin Water Saving is to change out the faucet aerator on your Kitchen and Bathroom faucets.
Low Flow Sink Faucet Aerators
What is a faucet aerator?
The faucet aerator is the
small screwed fitting at the end of the faucet spout.
How to save water through flow of water, no matter the
The easiest way to begin water saving is to change out the
faucet aerator in your kitchen and bathroom faucets.
aerators generally come from the factory on the faucet in a 2.2 gallons per minute
(or gpm) configuration. This means 2.2 gallons of water will flow through the
aerator every minute. So if you leave the faucet on for 10 minutes that's a
usage of 22 gallons.
flow water saving faucet aerators are of three gallon per minute (gpm)
We suggest you use 0.5 gpm faucet aerator to save
you the most water in your home.
aerator usually allows a “Bubble Stream” or a “Needle Spray” movement of water
to the sink
are easy to install. You simply screw off the old aerator and place the new one
on. You may need pliers if the old aerator has been on the faucet for a few
years. Make sure you use a towel on the faucet spout to protect it from
scratching by tools when making the change. We want you to save the dual thread
aerators and keep them in good condition.
faucet is very old it may be smart to purchase a new faucet and then switch out
the aerator. Most of our water saving aerators fit the newest faucets made.
Click here to see our entire list of low flow aerators.
Here’s a step-by-step
instruction on how to install a faucet aerator:
1.Completely turn off the water supply to the kitchen faucet
or bathroom faucet of your choice. You can easily just turn the faucet
handles in the close position.
2. Unscrew the aerator by turning
it counter-clockwise.If you are
concerned about your faucet being scratched by you using a wrench (if needed),
protect it with masking tape or a cloth/rag. Be sure to clean the treads of
the aerators with a clean cloth.
3. If your old faucet aerator
does not unscrew, consider buying in a new faucet. You will most likely still
be able to use a 0.5, 1.0,or 1.5 gpm (gallon per minute) aerator on the new
faucet since most faucets do not come with this low of a flow out of the box.
You will soon make up the cost of the new faucet with savings on your water
4. Twist the new aerator
clockwise into place. Avoid using a wrench that could scratch the new aerator
Male versus Female faucet thread
The threads for the male faucet are on the outside of the
faucet, where as the female faucet threads are on the inside of the faucet.