Everyone’s been through it. You get up to shower in the morning and the water is freezing. If you step in, you have to hop back out because it’s too much to withstand.
Then, you either have to wait for it to warm up if you have time, which can be inconvenient, or you have to jump back in with the cold water if you’re in a hurry.
Or you might get the temperature wrong and end up getting scalded. While you’re trying to get the water right, gallons are being wasted. Over 11,000 gallons of water is wasted per home every year just waiting for water to heat up.
When you want to use hot water, but you also want to be environmentally conservative, there is something that you can do. You can lower your expectations and settle for shower temperatures that aren’t really your preference.
If you’re in a hurry, you can just start your shower water a little earlier so that it’ll be warm by the time you’re ready to get in. You could get a booster heater. You could also try a water recirculating pump.
Or, you can get a bathroom controller. The Moen TS3304TB U Shower Controller is a Smart device that allows you to remotely activate it. There are three ways that you can control the device.
You can use voice activation. It works with Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant and more. So if you had Alexa, you would just say, “Alexa, start my shower” – but you would specifically identify your personalized preset choice.
You can set the device with different profiles for family members. You might label it as your morning shower, your after exercise shower, your bedtime shower and more. You get a total of 12 options to choose from when creating your settings.
You might choose a certain temperature or have the device warm the water. When the right temperature is reached, the water will pause so there’s no wasted water. These presets allow you to choose the temperature and the profile name, a greeting, a timer and more.
There’s also an option to control the device using your smartphone. You just choose which preset shower you want the system to start. You can also control your shower directly by using the wall-mounted control panel on the device. The LCD screen is five inches and uses buttons to control the on, off and pause. Choose a solution that works for you and your household. By taking action, you can stop the inconvenience of waiting for a shower to get hot enough. You’ll also stop pouring money down the drain, which is good for you and for the environment.