Choosing the Ideal Showerhead

So you’ve decided to take advantage of your spring break vacation and complete a household project you’ve been putting off for quite some time: replacing the showerhead. You may assume that picking out your new fixture will be an easy breezy process, but it’s important to keep the following factors in mind.

Water Pressure

Every showerhead requires different psi for an effective flow of water. Suppose your home doesn’t have enough water pressure for the showerhead you choose. In that case, the water won’t flow consistently or with ease. Typically, showerheads require between 40 and 60 psi. Make sure to check your home’s water pressure before heading to the store to purchase your new fixture.

Spray Settings

Try to discover what type of shower you prefer to determine the showerhead and spray settings you’ll want in your bathroom. If you prefer a targeted spray over a wider water flow, look for a fixture that offers that setting.

Energy Efficiency

Believe it or not, your showerhead can affect your home’s energy efficiency! The more water pressure it may require, the more energy is consumed. Look for a model with a WaterSense label to ensure you’re investing in a water-efficient showerhead.


Last but not least, consider the style of your showerhead! You’ll want to make sure your new fixture doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb in your bathroom, so ensure the color of the showerhead either complements or stays the same as your other fixtures.

Professional Plumbing Installation Services

Need some help giving your bathroom a refresh this spring? From showerhead installations to drain cleanings, our trained professionals at Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Electric can come to the rescue and help you bring your vision to life. Don’t delay in upgrading that leaky showerhead; call us today at (334) 231-6980 or complete our online contact form for more information.