The Right Shower Head According to Experts
Showerheads are the type of appliance you never think about until you do. Then, when you need one, you realize you’ve fallen into a hidden world of water pressure and sizing and functionality. Consider us your tour guide in that frightening new world. When you’re picking out a new showerhead, here’s what you should look at first.
The National Pipe Thread size is standardized in the US. That means the fitting connecting a shower head to the “elbow” will almost always be the same size–½ inch NPT. You shouldn’t have to worry about a shower head fitting onto your shower elbow.
There are numerous types of showerhead. Start your search by finding out which kind you want and/or which would work best in your particular shower. Here are the most common kinds of showerhead:
Wall-mounted Single-head: The simple bowl-shaped head that usually attaches directly to the shower elbow. The main advantage of the single-head showerhead is its simplicity and flexibility. - Punctual Plumber Dallas
Good to Know:
Thanks to the additional reach and control provided by a three- to six-foot hose, a hand-held shower can help you perform multiple tasks, from bathing kids or the dog to washing your hair to rinsing down your shower enclosure. Handheld showers are wall mounted and can be loaded with extras. - Spruce
Ceiling (or “Rain”)
These heads come affixed to a long, “L” or “P” shaped arm that attaches to the shower elbow. The arm positions the showerhead directly over the showering person. Punctual Plumber Dallas
Different showerheads require different psi for effective flow. If your home doesn’t have enough water pressure for the head you choose, water won’t be able to flow with enough strength or consistency to be effective.
Has excellent performance at high or low water pressure. Durably built, better than any hotel shower head for high volume and long-lasting, yet at a fraction of the cost of a shower panel or other rain shower heads.
The more water pressure a showerhead requires, the more energy it will use. Showers are the third-highest water using appliance in the average US home. The average showerhead uses 2.1 gallons per minute (gpm).
It’s easy to forget, but you gotta like the way the showerhead actually looks! Be sure to pick a finish that matches your bathroom’s decor. It may not sound particularly important now, but showerheads last awhile; you may as well actually like the one you end up with!
The Rainluxe chrome shower head finish matches your other bathroom shower fixtures and has a swivel joint to aim the head to where you need it most. Made of rust-free materials, your shower head will look good for years to come.
- Mai Perez