In general a faucet aerator (or tap aerator) is attached to the tip of modern indoor water faucets. Aerators create a no-splash stream and often delivering a mixture of water and air. A specially designed water saving sink aerator faucet can help you to use water more efficiently and reduce your utility bills.
How a water saving sink aerator faucet works
The water saving sink aerator faucet has a finger touch operated valve to switch the water on and off. This means you can turn on the water with your hands already in position under the stream. This prevents the wastage of water while you turn the knobs or adjust spigots to open and close the faucet. This provides a consistent water pressure and temperature for each usage. It also saves substantial amounts of water that are usually wasted during spigot adjustment.
Another advantage is that the faucet area remains cleaner and more sanitary because there are no wet dripping hands to operate the faucet spigots or lever.
A water saving sink aerator faucet serves the following purposes:
- Prevent splashing
- Shaping the water stream coming out of the faucet spout
- Water conservation and reduction in energy costs
- Quick and easy access to water without adjusting pressure and temperature each time
- Reducing faucet noise
- To increase the perceived water pressure (useful in homes with low water pressure)
Water conservation and energy reduction with a sink aerator faucet
Because the aerator limits the water flow through the faucet, water use is reduced as compared to the same time of flow without an aerator. In the case of hot water, because less water is used, less heat energy is used too.
Perceived water pressure with a sink aerator faucet
The perception of water pressure is actually the speed of the water as it hits a surface, (eg: your hands). When an aerator is added to the faucet, there is a region of high pressure created behind the aerator. Because of the higher pressure behind the aerator and the low pressure in front of it (outside the faucet), there is an increase in velocity of the fluid flow.
Touch operated valve on a sink aerator faucet
This finger touch operated water valve switches the water on and off right at the faucet outlet, providing quick water access without the need to adjust the spigots or lever each time. This provides consistent water pressure and temperature every time you use the faucet. It also reduces the amount of water wasted during spigot adjustment.