Flow Loop: The Hyper-Loop for Your Bathroom
Howdy folks and welcome to another Green Tip Tuesday, and of course welcome to October! Fall is setting in up here and although winter can’t come fast enough, time sure seems to be flying by. If you’re around in the Burlington area this coming weekend be sure to come out to the VT Ski + Ride Expo Saturday and Sunday at the Hilton in Downtown Burlington. Catch up on some of the latest softgoods and hardgoods coming out from local ski and ride companies and come see our very own Adam Vindigni speak on the guest panel!
Alrighty, this week we’re taking a look at another sweet product I found on @greenmatters called the Flow Loop and it will be sure to change your showering experience. Forever. We’ve briefly discussed shower heads in our Green Tips over the years, mostly just about water consumption from daily acts like showering and how that can add up. For example, a standard shower head can allow you to use up to 9-10 Liters per minute and the average shower can use up to 80 liters of water for just one person (that’s about 18 ish gallons don’t, worry I had to look it up too). Flow Loop has a unique design that will allow you to maximize water usage and cut total water used at the same time.
The Flow Loop is actually an entire circulating system that is installed into a shower, not just a magical shower head. This circulating system recycles water that is being used WHILE you shower so you’re not constantly introducing new water and immediately let it go down the drain. I know, I know, it sounds gross, like you’re just recirculating dirty water to wash yourself with, but all the water that goes down the drain is actually filtered before put back onto yourself. Flow loop is so confident in their filtration system that they even go as far as to say that water that comes out of the filter is as clean or cleaner than tap water!
The circulating system in the Flow Loop allows it to only add about 1 Liter of water per minute, saving you tons of water (and money) every shower you take. Another interesting point of this system comes from the heating aspect of it. While heating water can consume up to 25% of a household’s heating costs, the Flow Loops heating system only needs to heat water to 5 degrees (Fahrenheit) warmer than what is collected at, helping you reduce your heating foot-print (and bill). Since the loop recycles water, it is also able to give you about 4 gallons (about 15 liters) per minute while showering, instead of the required 2.5 gallons. Crazy talk, people. Has technology reached its pinnacle with this one?
That’s it for this week everyone! Have a great week and don’t forget to stop by Saturday and Sunday at the Burlington Hilton for the VT Ski + Ride Expo!