All about Tap Aerators

Tap Aerators – What they do and how they work

Tap aerators, the simple, unobtrusive, low-cost, hassle-free way to reduce your water bill and ultimately reduce your utility bill.

Tap aerators, also known as flow regulators are small water saving devices that control the amount of water that flows through your tap or faucet without affecting your water pressure. They work by mixing air in with the water as it flows from the tap. Essentially the aerator works like a sieve separating the flow of water into many small streams, reducing the flow and saving water.
With the water pressure being maintained it’s difficult to notice to the touch that there is a difference in the amount of water coming through, to make things even more interesting there are a variety of flow types each with their own feel and flow. Do be aware that as the flow is reduced it will take longer to fill a sink, tub, pan or bath.

You can install a tap aerator on 95% of taps or faucets but the biggest water savings are found in the bathroom and kitchen. Using tap aerators throughout your home can save up to half of your water usage with saving of up to 1,274 litres of water a month! Not only will you find huge reductions in water usage you’ll also find your utility bills going down as you are using less hot water, that means you’re using less fuel to heat the water.


Installing a tap aerator is simple and fast. All you need to do is check inside your tap or faucet if you see a thread on the inside you need a male aerator and if the thread is on the outside you need a female aerator. has a vast range of male and female tap aerators to suit all sizes the f tap. Click here to see our tap aerators.

CLICK HERE to take a look at our detailed guide on choosing the correct type of aerator.

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