Our top 5 eco shower heads
Written by Emmanuelle Gammage
Happy Water Savings Week! A week organised by Waterwise, dedicated to raising awareness about climate change and how water will impact our future. This year it’s an especially important initiative, considering the connection between water usage and rising energy bills.
What do both Waterwise and SaveMoneyCutCarbon have in common? We both believe in helping people realise how important is, and how easy it is to make small changes that add up to make a big difference.
One way to use water more efficiently is to switch to an eco-friendly shower head. hansgrohe is one of our favourite water-saving brands – delivering innovative features, premium quality and modern design at an affordable price.
hansgrohe shower heads use unique technology such as AirPower, EcoSmart and QuickClean technology to bring you luxurious shower experiences. Check out our favourites below!
hansgrohe Crometta Vario Green Shower Head
The Crometta Vario Green eco-friendly shower head uses special hansgrohe technology called EcoSmart, helping you use 60% less water while reducing your energy bills. It has a flow rate of just 6 litres per minute. In comparison, traditional shower heads will drain up to 20 litres per minute and even more modern shower heads will drain 12 litres per minute.
EcoSmart technology uses a clever aerator that combines spray jets while mixing water with air before it comes out of the faucet, to reduce the amount of water used. Less water used also requires less energy to heat it, saving you an average of £45 per year. This conserves valuable resources without sacrificing the shower experience – those few minutes of relaxation or karaoke we crave in the shower.
It only takes a few moments to install and with QuickClean technology, the ease never stops. Simply rub your fingers or cloth over the silicone nozzles to remove any limescale, it will come straight off.
Additionally, the two rain settings: rain or intense rain, are perfect for rinsing the shampoo out of your hair or focusing the rainfall. It will save you an average of 0.117 tonnes of carbon dioxide and 13,000 litres of water and only takes a few months to pay back.
If we still haven’t convinced you to make the switch, you can try this shower head for 30 days. If you don’t like it, we’ll refund you the full amount.
hansgrohe Select E120 Raindance EcoSmart Chrome Shower Head
This shower head is part of a recent line of hansgrohe products, the ‘Select’ range, giving you more control over your shower at the touch of a button. It features three different spray modes including Rain, RainAir and Whirl. There’s no need to fight against stiff shower heads again, you can switch between the modes with one touch.
Every setting has been specially designed for a different purpose to maximise your shower experience. The Rain setting is perfect for rinsing the shampoo out of your hair. The RainAir uses air-enriched water drops for a more gentle shower. The Whirl is a powerful concentrated effect for a massaging sensation.
It also features EcoSmart technology, reducing your water consumption which will instantly start saving you money. The addition of AirPower technology works by combining 3 litres of air for every 1 litre of water for a voluminous spray. It means that you’ll enjoy the pressure you’re used to, using less water. Plus, QuickClean technology makes it easy to clean.
The Select E120 EcoSmart shower head uses 60% less water and it could save you up to £50 as a family of two or up to £100 a year for a family of four. The 5-year warranty also gives you peace of mind just in case anything were to go wrong. A common worry that we find is that people think that the button is ‘just another thing to go wrong’ but hansgrohe put their shower heads through rigorous testing so we’re confident in its abilities.
hansgrohe Rainfinity 3jet EcoSmart Shower Head
This hansgrohe shower head features three luxurious spray modes and the Select button to easily switch between them. Running at 9lpm, it could save you an average of £28, 0.058 tonnes of carbon dioxide and 6,000 litres of water per year.
It has XXL performance meaning that the shower head measures up to 600mm. The large spray disc provides a feel-good factor to your morning shower. Enjoy three different spray modes: PowderRain, Intense PowderRain and MonoRain.
The PowderRain setting is micro-fine droplets and Intense PowderRain is ultra-fine droplets, both reduce shower noise which is great for families or early morning starts. Not to mention, it’s a sensational shower experience. The MonoRain setting is a targeted spray for a soothing and relaxing shower. Press a single button to switch between the settings.
Along with QuickClean technology that removes dirt and limescale easily, the spray pattern also splashes less which is a great feature for busy people that need to reduce cleaning time. It also has internal water conduction and a rinsible dirt filter.
Plus, the shower boasts the classic EcoSmart technology, helping you use 60% less water and energy, without worrying about the water pressure decreasing.
hansgrohe Crometta 100 Multi EcoSmart Shower Head
This hansgrohe shower head gives you more flexibility and control over your shower experience. It has a spray type for every type of shower: Rain, Massage Spray and Turbo Rain.
The Rain setting is a powerful jet for stimulation, recharging your batteries and rinsing out shampoo. The Massage Spray setting is will wash away all of the day’s stresses. It’s ideal for relieving tension or treating yourself to a spa-like moment. The rotating jet wanders over the skin just like a masseur’s fingers. Lastly, the Turbo Rain offers a refreshing, heavy rainfall for revitalising and nourishing your skin.
It runs at 9 litres per minute, reducing your water and energy usage. You’ll quickly start to see an impact on your monthly utility bills with average annual savings of £25, 0.058 tonnes of carbon dioxide and 6,000 litres of water.
Also featuring EcoSmart technology and QuickClean technology, this shower head comes with a white fascia and chrome body for a sophisticated bathroom design. Covered by a 5-year warranty, hansgrohe goes above and beyond to deliver a unique and cost and energy-efficient shower experience.
hansgrohe Select S120 Raindance EcoSmart Chrome Shower Head
The functionality, ergonomics and timeless design of this hansgrohe shower head are truly impressive. Its symmetric round silhouette and gleaming chrome surface fit with both classic and modern style bathrooms.
It offers three different spray settings including RainAir for a gentle air-enriched rainfall that pampers you, Rain for a good rinse and Whirl, a targeted massage spray to wake up your senses. The Select button allows you to effortlessly switch between settings, starting with Rain to wash away the soapy shampoo, followed by RainAir to relax.
Innovative features include EcoSmart technology for a reduced water flow, Quick Clean technology to ensure your shower stays clean and lasts a long time, and AirPower to create lighter and softer droplets.
In addition, a built-in water flow controller is invisibly installed within the shower to reduce the flow rate (at 3 bar) to an economical 9lpm. All of this technology helps you use your water and energy more efficiently, saving you more money each month too.
‘Select’ a hansgrohe eco shower
The best thing about these shower heads is that you can try them for 30 days and if you don’t like them, you can return them and we’ll give you a full refund! For more tips on how to use water more efficiently and keep your energy bills down, download our new SaveMoneyCutCarbon Home app. We’ll show you all of the best swaps for an eco-friendly lifestyle.