Filtered showerheads are gaining popularity for their ability to provide a cleaner, more refreshing shower experience. But before you rush into buying one, there are a few key factors you should consider to make sure you're getting the best bang for your buck.

Here's what we recommend you keep in mind!

The showerhead’s water filtration technologies: Look for showerheads with effective filtration mechanisms that can remove impurities like chlorine, sediment, and other contaminants from your water. This not only improves the quality of your shower but also benefits your skin and hair.

Different filtration technologies exist, such as carbon filters, KDF filters, and vitamin C filters:

  • Carbon filters: Remove a wide range of contaminants, including chlorine, sediment, and some heavy metals, but not all.
  • KDF filters: Remove chlorine, heavy metals, and other impurities.
  • Vitamin C filters: Use vitamin C to neutralize chlorine and chloramines in water, but they don’t address other types of contaminants.

Do some research to determine which type of technology best suits your needs and water quality.

Water pressure: One common concern with filtered showerheads is a potential decrease in water pressure. While some models may indeed affect pressure, many are designed to maintain or even improve it. Look for showerheads that are specifically advertised as high pressure or offer adjustable settings to cater to your preferences.

Durability and maintenance: Consider the durability of the showerhead and its filtration system. Look for models made from quality materials that are resistant to corrosion and buildup. Check if the filter cartridges are easily replaceable and how often they need changing. Regular maintenance is key to ensuring your filtered showerhead continues to perform effectively.

Size and style: Filtered showerheads come in various shapes, sizes, and designs to complement any bathroom aesthetic. Whether you prefer a sleek modern look or a more traditional style, there's something out there for everyone.

Consider the size of your shower space and whether you need a handheld or fixed showerhead for added flexibility.

Budget: Filtered showerheads come at different price points, so it's essential to set a budget and stick to it. While higher-priced models may offer advanced features and superior filtration, there are plenty of affordable options that still provide excellent performance.

Consider the long-term savings on skincare products and potential health benefits when factoring in the cost of a filtered showerhead.

Customer reviews: Before making a purchase, it never hurts to read reviews from other users. Their experiences can offer valuable insights into the performance, durability, and overall satisfaction with a particular model.

Investing in a filtered showerhead can significantly enhance your shower experience while promoting better skin and hair health. Need help installing your new showerhead? Call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing at 1-877-BEN-1776, or contact us online.