An aerator is a small component installed on the tap in bathrooms and kitchens.
Certain aerator models reduce the flow rate, thus saving water.
What does an aerator do?
A regular aerator mixes the water stream with air, creating a soft, splash-free water stream. It thus improves the stream comfort, ensures more hygiene, and prevents annoying splashing, for example.
In addition, a water-saving model reduces water consumption and thus leads to a reduction in energy costs. Because if you use less hot water, less water is heated and therefore electricity, gas or heating oil can be saved.
Where are aerators used?
Nowadays, every tap is equipped with an aerator – but not all of them with a water-saving one. At the washbasin and in the guest toilet, it makes sense to choose an aerator with the lowest possible flow rate. There, unlike in the kitchen, only a small amount of water is usually used – for example, for quick face and hand washing or brushing teeth.
Water can also be saved in the shower. The product used there, however, is not an aerator, but a so-called flow regulator. These are small, flat, round components that can be inserted by the user in a few simple steps.
Very important: aerators and flow regulators must not be installed if pressureless water heaters or storage tanks such as boilers are used in the household.