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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

No more bed head from the showerhead green

Our Daily Green has been extended an incredible opportunity. We've used low flow showerheads in the past, and honestly must admit (as green as we are) that the flow and wash was absolutely pathetic. It could only be described as using a squirt gun to shower. We lumped low flow showerheads into the 20 category of our 80/20 pledge to live green. A noble idea, but not really practical or a desirable change. Feeling grubby and unclean isn't a way to inspire green living. 
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Then we learned about the Bricor showerhead. Intrigued by a showerhead that promised both pressure and water savings, we contacted Bricor. Bricor generously agreed to send us a showerhead (FREE) to test and also offer FIVE more showerheads as a giveaway to Our Daily Green readers. There is our disclaimer. We got a free showerhead. But if I didn't like it, I wouldn't have agreed to promote it past that.

After using replacing my old showerhead with the Bricor, I cannot sing my praises highly enough. This showerhead delivers. I'm keeping the Bricor. To quote my daughter, it felt like a rainstorm. She said she couldn't tell the difference at all. I will admit that it takes longer for the water to warm, (since it's not coming through as quickly) BUT, I feel CLEAN. I feel like the water I use is actually being used efficiently. I really cannot say enough wonderful things about this product. I do plan to evaluate my water bill at the end of this month to assess the savings and chart how long it takes for the Bricor to pay for itself.

It's not necessary for me to go on, the proof is in the test. Our Daily Green has five Bricor showerheads to give to our readers. I encourage our readers to please post a blog about Bricor if you are inspired to support them. They are a small startup company and have been incredibly attentive to Our Daily Green. We received the showerhead within a day, and when they sent the givaway showerheads, they also included packaging material and an expense check. In other words, this company has integrity.

Even if you don't win the giveaway, Bricor has extended a discount to our residental and personal readers. Just order a showerhead and tell them you learned about them from Our Daily Green and you will receive a $10 discount on any product priced $39.95 or more. (commercial customers, contact Bricor directly for bulk discounts).

It's very important to know that the Bricor operates optimally at a water pressure of 50psi.

If your water pressure is below that, the Bricor may not work for you. Most municipalities are at least 50psi, so the concern is primarily for rural areas. 

Qualifying for the giveaway is simple

1. Comment your interest in this post with the understanding that if you're chosen, you must send me your mailing information. I cannot send you a prize otherwise. I do promise not to use your name/email for any spam activities.

2. Follow Bricor on either Twitter or Facebook. If you are not active on either of those sites, please state as much in your comment to qualify. If you are not following on Twitter or FB and you've not indicated as much in your comment, your entry will be disqualified. I will check to make sure entrants have followed appropriately.

3. The giveaway will end once we have five participants. So hurry. This is a limited time offer for the first five responders.

Thank you for your interest and for caring about ways to conserve water. Good luck!

from the Bricor site:

How does it work?

Water enters our patented VACUUM flow "booster" valve where it is aerated and compacted under pressure. Due to the intense force of the vacuum chamber, the aerated water "explodes" as it exits the shower head, creating a powerful shower stream at a very low flow rate (1.25 gallons per minute or less).

1. Improves Shower Performance

The force of the vacuum booster valve increases the shower stream flow impact intensity by 1.75x over other conventional low-flow shower streams.

2. Saves Water and Energy

By reducing the consumption of hot water, our patented aeration technology significantly lowers gas and water expenses as well as electrical costs for pumping. Effluent costs are also reduced. Choosing 1.25 or less saves the most water, energy and money.

3. Helps Solve Low Pressure Problems

The powerful release from the vacuum chamber creates a pressure boosting effect that counters the weak flow stream that accompanies low water pressure (from 9 psi on up)

4. Reduces Scale

When water enters the vacuum chamber, droplets are large and relatively slow-moving (a very undesirable trait in a flow stream). Under the intense vacuum force water droplets are compacted and highly energized. As they exit the vacuum chamber the smaller droplets both expand and vibrate rapidly. This combination of vibration, smaller-sized droplets and increased velocity dramatically reduces the formation of mineral crystals (scaling) by eliminating attachment sites on the front face of the spray plate.

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