High Efficiency Showerheads

It’s Okay To Be Greedy Green

We all know that “Green” behavior is something most people look upon favorably.  Wanting to help the planet—or even just your own community—by saving resources and using environmentally responsible products is a good thing. But isn’t there a bit of self-denial and discipline involved?  Don’t we have to sacrifice pleasure and performance to use products […]

David Malcolm - Monday, August 1st, 2011
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Low Water Pressure or Clogged Shower Head?

Quite often, a customer will tell a plumber or plumbing supply dealer that they have low water pressure when the problem is simply a clogged shower head – especially if the device is a low-flow model that restricts the stream of water by forcing it through small openings in a disk or diaphragm and then through […]

David Malcolm - Monday, April 4th, 2011
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Three Key Lessons We’ve Learned About Showerheads for Prisons

Over the past two years, our company has changed out about 3,000 showerheads in state and BOP prisons across the U.S.  During that time, we’ve talked to many facilities managers and maintenance supervisors about the unique challenges they face in these times of ever-tightening budgets.  Here’s a quick summary of the key things we have learned. NUMBER ONE:  […]

David Malcolm - Monday, February 21st, 2011
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Free Low Flow Showerheads: Are They Really Such a Good Deal?

You’ve likely seen the headlines by now:  “Water Company to Offer Free Low Flow Showerheads to All Customers;” “Utility Company Gives Away Free Low Flow Conservation Kits;” College to Give Away Free Low Flow Showerheads to All Students.” Great deal right?  Well, maybe not so great. At the risk of boring everybody with the old […]

David Malcolm - Thursday, February 10th, 2011
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Is Water-Saving Shower Head Technology Stuck in the Past?

As everybody knows, this method can create a wimpy spray that leaves the hair full of shampoo—or a pinpoint blast that makes your body feel like you’ve been swimming with jellyfish. The famous low-flow shower episode of Seinfeld illustrates the former problem well. And all those little holes plug up really easily with dirt and […]

David Malcolm - Monday, January 17th, 2011
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Showerhead Pressure Regulators in Low Flow Showerheads are a problem

Hello water savers, Here’s a little tidbit that most people don’t know about: Virtually all low-flow shower heads create their spray by porting the stream of water flowing into the showerhead through multiple orifices (also known as tiny holes :). What is wrong with this system, you ask? First of all, these tiny holes plug very easily. Second, the […]

David Malcolm - Monday, January 10th, 2011
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High Sierra Showerheads adds a new feature to its water-saving Shower Heads

A couple of weeks ago, we added a colored ABS Splash Guard to our home/hospitality low flow showerheads. The all-metal, solid brass body and the FCS nozzle were not changed from our classic model. If you’ve browsed around our website a bit, you’ll see that the High Sierra’s main feature is the patented FCS nozzle, which inventor […]

David Malcolm - Monday, December 13th, 2010
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Correctional Institutions Need Maintenance-Free, Low Flow Shower Heads

With the economy tanking and government revenues at record lows, correctional institutes, jails, and prisons everywhere need to cut the money they spend on maintenance, energy, and other operating expenses. One of the simplest cost-cutting measures is to install low-flow, 1.5 GPM shower heads. The payback is extremely fast – in fact, one prison (Herlong, CA FCI) […]

David Malcolm - Monday, September 6th, 2010
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Why you Should be Wary of Aeration Shower Heads

A number of large shower head companies have come out with “aerator low flow shower heads” that conserve water while creating the illusion of a higher flow of water. High Sierra Showerheads® achieve a low flow and feel good without resorting to aeration. There are three reasons why that’s desirable.  First, bacteria, which is present in aerated shower […]

David Malcolm - Monday, July 19th, 2010
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The Key To Water-Saving Shower Heads Is Performance

As the Consol Report on Water Use in California indicates, there is no more cost-effective method of saving water than retrofitting high-flow shower heads with water-saving shower heads. But, as proven by the 1992 government-mandated 2.5 GPM restriction on shower head flow rates, if the shower performance is not satisfying (as a result of poor design or orifice contamination), consumers […]

David Malcolm - Monday, July 19th, 2010
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