Just about every home has them but not all homeowners know the benefits of a proper working aerator nor that they require periodic maintenance or cleaning. Faucet aerators are good for the environment and will reduce your energy costs. I installed a swivel aerator on the laundry tub taps
which allows me to direct the water to where it is needed.
- What is an aerator?
- Flow rate per minute.
- What are the benefits?
WHAT IS AN AERATOR?
A faucet aerator can be found at the tip of modern kitchen faucets and vanity sink taps
. The unit screws onto the tip of the faucet. The aerator breaks up the regular water flow into many smaller streams and actually adds air to the water output. The result is a more uniform flow while it reduces water consumption. Faucet aerators are inexpensive and can be installed in seconds.
Some aerators have openings around the outer edge and a no-flow center and disperse water in a circular pattern. The more common aerated type creates a single bubbly stream of water. There are also laminar or non-aerating aerators which do not mix air and water. The spray is more powerful for greater performance. These units are mainly used for commercial applications.