- Do you have a wall mounted instantaneous electric shower?
= If yes Pack 2 must be given as the aerated shower head cannot be fitted on an electric shower.
- Do you have a low pressure Gravity fed shower?
= If yes, inquire about the position of the tank as we have had the shower heads tested to work on low pressure. (0.3 bar) which is 3 metres head pressure. This in turn would mean that the hot water tank would have to be one storey above the shower. For example, in a two storey house; the tank would be located in loft and shower on the ground floor. If these requirements are met Pack 1 can be given, if not Pack 2.
If the customer does not know what type of shower they have ask the below:
An Electric Shower:
- Do you have a white box near or in the shower?
- Do you have to pull a switch prior to taking a shower?
Low Pressure Gravity fed shower:
- Does your shower loose pressure when a second cold water tap is opened?
= If the answer is no it is probably gravity fed.
- Where is your water tank?
= If the consumer does not have one it is not a gravity fed shower, if it is in the attic above the shower it is a gravity fed shower.
After discovering the answers to these questions you will know what pack to give.
You will then go on to telling the customer what is in the Welcome Pack, and giving brief technical information on the products.
Pack 1 Contains:
- The Hippo Bag- Goes into the back tank of the toilet and it can save up to 2.5 litres of water per flush. However it should only be used in cisterns larger than 7.5 litres.
- Universal Aerator Kit- Screwed into the housing on the end of the tap. They must be connected to a mains water pressure or inline regulator with pressure above 1 bar/10 meters head and fed on a mixer tap by equal pressures. They MUST NOT be used on Gravity or tank fed systems (low pressure). Instructions for use supplied in packaging.
- Aerated Shower Head- This is a universally fitting showerhead using entrainment technology that gives the impression of a more powerful showering experience saving up to 60% more water than a standard shower. They MUST NOT be used with a low pressure shower or a wall mounted instantaneous electric shower.
- Shower Timer- This is to encourage people to take up the 4 minute shower challenge. They stick it to their shower wall using the sucker, rotate it 180 degrees and try to finish their shower before the time runs out.
- Hose Trigger Gun- This is an adapter for the end of a hose pipe to save water. It comes complete with all the adaptors needed to attach it to the end of the hose. If the customer does not need it try to encourage them to pass it on, not to just throw it away.
- Snap Cards- The classic game of ‘Snap’ with interesting facts on how to save water at home, teaching kids and adults alike.
- Water Temperature Thermometer- An indicator of when tap water is too hot. It is placed into a cup of hot water and indicates if a temperature reduction is needed with the benefits being the reduction in energy costs.
- Shower Flow Bag- To measure their current flow rate in their shower to see if their current shower is un-economical. It is placed under the shower head for 5 seconds and then the water level is gauged reading the markings on the bag.
- Room Thermometer- To gauge the internal temperature of a room. Simply placed in a room of their choice where a heat sensitive display then indicates if the temperature falls above or below optimum levels.
Pack 2 Alternative
- Water Saving Crystals- Prevents plants drying out by releasing water as and when the plant requires it. These highly absorbent granules are mixed in with the plants compost/soil and retain any fed water or moisture. These are ideal for both potted indoor and outdoor plants.
The customer can save water, energy and money by using these items:
- Shower Head: Water-£29, Energy-£17
- Hippo Bag: Water £22, Energy- £0
- Shower Timer: Water-£5, Energy-£3
- Aerator/Tap Restrictor: Water- £29, Energy- £8
- Hose Gun: Water- £21, Energy- £0
- General Water Saving: Water- £0.50, Energy- £0
(These are estimated per annum savings).