A simple & effective way to reduce your Power Consumption for your water heater / Geyser.
Typically all modern buildings have the Aerator / fizzer installed in the Taps, which gives a foamy water.
•Shaping the water stream coming out of the faucet spout
•Water conservation and reduction in energy costs
•Reducing faucet noise
•Uses less water
•Increases the dissolved Oxygen %, for quicker Oxidation of Dirt
•Takes 30-60% longer time to Fill the same Quantity of water
(depends upon the flow rate & Pressure)
•Hot water Temperature drops very quickly because of large quantity of air mixture
Let us remove only the Aerator and see what happens!
Step 1: Remove the Aerator
Please use a proper Tool suitable for your tap and remove only the Aerator alone as shown in this image.
Step 2: Result:
Now, the aerator is removed.Any guess on power saving ?
Yes ! Its 30-40% on your energy bill(On colder days)!
Why & How is it possible ?
The rate of loss of temperature is exponentially proportional to the difference in Temperature i.e, Water Temp vs Ambient Air. Since the exposure to air is reduced, the water stays hotter & lesser amount of hot water is used.
To make it easy to understand, compare it with a Steam Frother of a coffee maker. Here the steam mixed with air goes inside the coffee & its surface area of contact with the coffee is increased. Hence it heats the Coffee faster.
In our case the same thing is happening, but in reverse. i.e., instead of heating, cooling of the hot water happens.
Since energy saved is energy produced, filling this tips under the category of Energy.
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Thanks for your time. Happy DIYing :)