ShowerStart Hot Water Saver. Do you turn on your shower to get it hot while you brush your teeth and stuff? Then this puppy is for you. It’ll pause the water flow once the shower is hot enough and wait there like an obedient butler until you’re ready to step in and get wet. Thus saving gallons of hot water from going doing the drain while you do that essential floss. There, you feel all noble already, don’t you? $39.95.
People are busy in the morning and most don’t have the luxury of time to stand around waiting for their shower to get warm. As a result, they turn on their shower and leave to perform another morning task, like brushing their teeth, while their shower is warming. This “ritual” results in a significant water and energy waste because the shower is actually warm long before the user ever “jumps-in”. In the tooth brushing scenario depicted above, ShowerStart would pause the shower’s water flow after 46 seconds, thus preventing 60 seconds of additional waste. This translates into an annualized savings up to over 2,500 gallons of water, and over $75 in water heating costs.