Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I learn more about energy and water conservation?
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ENERGY STAR® is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program that helps to identify high-quality energy-efficient products. When you see the ENERGY STAR® symbol, you can be assured the product will help you save money on utility bills and cut back on greenhouse gas emissions.

What is WaterSense™?

WaterSense™ is similar to ENERGY STAR® in that it is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program that helps to identify water-efficient products. For a product to be WaterSense™ listed, it must meet strict requirements for both efficiency and performance. When you see the WaterSense™ symbol, you can be assured that the product is high quality, delivers adequate pressure, and will help you save on utility bills.

Will I still get good water pressure while using a low-flow showerhead or faucet aerator?

Our water-saving products have been the preferred choice by utility companies, contractors and government agencies for over two decades because of their high quality and high user satisfaction. When a low-flow showerhead or faucet aerator is manufactured properly, the aeration results in sufficient water pressure.

How much can I save on my utility bills by using Simply Conserve® products?

Exact savings depend on your local utility rates and your water and energy usage. However, you can be sure that when replacing incandescent or CFL lightbulbs with LED bulbs and replacing higher-flow shower heads and faucet aerators with Simply Conserve® low-flow options, you will see savings. For example, when replacing a faucet aerator that has a flow rate of 2.2 gallons per minute (which is a common flow rate for faucets) with a Simply Conserve® aerator that has a flow rate of 1.5 gallons per minute, the average person will save approximately $35 per year on their energy and water bills.

Use the following links to determine the savings for your household:

Energy Calculator

How Water Works

What’s a flow rate?

A flow rate measures how much water flows from your showerhead, faucet aerator or other nozzle each minute. Usually, the rate is measured in gallons per minute (GPM). The lower the flow rate, the better efficiency—and greater hot water savings—a fixture has.

How’s color temperature measured?

Color temperature is expressed in kelvin (K), a unit of measure for absolute temperature. When the color temperature is over 5000K, it’s referred to as "cool-colored" (bluish-white). Lower color temperatures (2700–3000K) are called "warm-colored" (yellowish-white through red).

Should I buy warm- or cool-colored lighting?

Choose your optimal lighting based on the task and space.

Warm-colored lighting helps us wind down. So, consider using it in your living spaces and bedrooms. The warmer hues feel more natural in the evenings, and they mimic the light from incandescent bulbs more than their cool-colored counterparts. As a result, warm-colored lighting is the most popular choice for homes. 

Cool-colored lighting helps us feel more alert and energetic, which is helpful when performing tasks. This means that cool-colored light may work best in a closet, basement, home office, workplace and kitchen. The cool temperature feels brighter, cleaner and more modern, especially in commercial and industrial spaces.

If you have a space that doubles as a spot for both work and relaxation, consider our lumen-adjustable smart bulbs for the best of both worlds.

What’s a lumen?

A light’s brightness is measured in lumens (lm). If a lightbulb is super bright, it produces a lot of lumens. Because LED lighting delivers more lumens per watt of electricity, LEDs are a more efficient light source than incandescent bulbs.

Need quick access to lighting info? Download this Simply Conserve Lighting Choices Guide.