Tap aerators – the mini miracles in our top tips for water and energy savings

Tap aerators are the mini miracles in our top tips for energy and water savings in Big Energy Saving Week.

Tap aerators are simple and low cost but beautiful in engineering terms. They are also guaranteed to last. Just fit and forget- and start saving.

The tap aerator is designed to work optimally in almost any situation and is a very cost-effective and efficient product that reduces the flow of water without a perceived loss of pressure.

Check your savings with our tap aerators calculator:

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You can also find the exact tap aerator you need with our product selector and please contact us to discuss your measurement needs. We’re here to help:

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Our visual guides on ‘How to Fit a Tap Aerator’ and ‘Will a Tap Aerator Fit My Tap?’ will give you all the info you need. You can get these here:

How to Fit a Tap Aerator 

Will a Tap Aerator Fit My Tap?

For homes and businesses, particularly the hospitality sector, these invisible miracles make a significant difference, with water consumption reduced by more than 50 per cent in many cases.

For business, this has a direct impact on the bottom line and there is the added benefit that less energy is used to heat the water, which further reduces costs, and also reduces carbon emissions – a triple win.

We are also often reminded by our customers how quickly this type of “SaveMoneyCutCarbon” investment pays for itself. The ROI is measured in months, not years and that applies to every setting, from a single domestic bathroom or kitchen to larger business properties with many taps, to hotels boasting many hundreds of taps.

Tap aerators are just one of our top tips for savings and here are five more top tips to really slash your home energy and water bills.

Top savings tips

Tip 1

Fit an eco shower head. Make sure you get the best quality to ensure long life and truly efficient use of water. You can cut your water usage by more than half and save energy used to heat water. Remember that there is no effect on shower quality if you choose the right model. More info

Tip 2

If you plan to change your taps, fit eco taps – these are the most efficient and stylish on the market. More info

Tip 3

Measure water use before and after so you have a benchmark you can refer to. Flow bags are a brilliant and simple way to do this. More info

Tip 4

Fit LED lighting. This is simply the most efficient and best light-quality solution in the home. You can choose between spotlights, bulbs and downlights to ensure electricity savings of up to 85 per cent. More info

Tip 5

If you have external floodlighting, fit an LED model. This delivers energy savings of 50-70 per cent. More info

And just for reference, we’ve pulled together the main standard energy and water saving guidelines for you in Big Energy Saving Week.

  • Take short showers, keep baths for special occasions
  • Don’t leave tap running when brushing teeth
  • Be sparing with the loo flush; fit an eco-flush unit
  • Use dishwasher or wash up once a day if possible
  • Turn off lights when not needed
  • Turn off equipment last thing at night
  • Turn thermostat down one or two notches
  • Fit thermostat controls on radiators
  • Keep boiler in tip-condition
  • Insulate your home

The Department of Energy gives sound advice on when to turn off the lights here:

If you have any questions or want to find out more about ways to cut bills, cut consumption and cut carbon, call us on 0845 123 5464 or email for more information.



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