Having a brand-new shower head is probably the best feelings in the world because nothing beats a refreshing shower at the end of the day. If it’s too cold outside, a shower will get you all warmed up and relax your muscles, whereas showering during hot weather can cool you down and removing that unpleasant sticky skin sensation.
And when it comes to choosing a new shower head, few products can really beat the quality and utility of a Moen. What can a Moen shower head do for you, you ask? Well, let’s solve that mystery together!
Top 3 modern Moen Shower Head picks:
Rain Shower Head – perfectly balance your water pressure
Eco-Performance Full Slide Bar Shower Head – long double-interlock spiral metal hose ensures the shower wand has plenty of reach
Degree Moentrol Shower Head with Immersion – has an ultra modern styling.
How to Choose a Moen Shower Head
Moen is a shower head manufacturer that has been in business long enough to know what a high-quality product should look like. They make some of the highest quality shower heads that money can buy, including a line of digital shower systems that are absolutely impressive. Since technology innovations are here to make our lives easier, why wouldn’t you invest in a voice-controlled shower head?
Even if you don’t choose any of these fancy shower head, Moen still sells your classic shower head, but made with quality materials that lead up to a durable and reliable product. From easy docking to magnetic shower head, Moen has plenty of good products to offer. However, you should first find out more about what features are important when looking for a new shower head so that you can determine if this brand’s products can meet your needs.
Flow rate and pressure
These two factors will determine the quality of your showering experience because rinsing off your hair and body with low water pressure is a real nuisance. Water pressure is measured is PSI, while flow rate is indicated in GPM. A higher GPM will indicate that the shower head can release a decent amount of water for a comfortable shower.
A quality shower head will have an impact on the way you shower, so you will have to choose between different types of shower heads. For instance, some shower heads sold by Moen are fixed, which means they will stay mounted on the wall and you have both your hands free to wash your body more efficiently. On the other hand, you have your handheld shower head which, even if they keep one hand occupied, make it easier to apply water on all areas of your body. Typically, a shower head has multiple spray patterns and the one you choose will determine your showering experience. For example, rainfall patterns cover a wider area, while jet sprays are considered to be more soothing.
The design of your future shower head is also important if you want your bathroom to look in a certain way. Thankfully, Moen has designed shower head with a variety of different finishes and available in plenty of shapes and styles, giving you at least one product that will surely match whatever type of interior design you went for when you set up your bathroom.
Believe it or not, there are plenty of shower heads that are designed to help you save water and keep your water bills as low as possible, and Moen seems to have thought about that as well. They have plenty of shower heads that are EPA certified, which makes them efficient in terms of saving water.
How to Install a Moen Shower Head
Ok, so you’ve got a new shower head and you’re not sure what to do next. The good news is that these products were design to be very user-friendly, which means that it’s very easy to install them even if without the help of a plumber. However, if you don’t have the least bit of plumbing knowledge, maybe it’s best you turn to professional assistance. We’re mostly saying this because we’re about to show you some simple steps on how to install your Moen shower head, but these rules don’t apply to every model (even if they do apply to most of them).
First of all, here is how you typically install a new fixed shower head:
- By using a wrench, unscrew the old shower head and remove it.
- Put your new Moen shower head in place of the old one and, using the same wrench, screw it in place of the old one.
- Make sure that you screw it tightly to make sure there are no leaks.
- In case you do notice any leaks, you might have to use plumber’s tape to seal the threads.
If you purchased a handheld shower head and are not sure how to install it, here are the steps to do so:
- The first step requires screwing the handheld shower head mount on your existing shower arm.
- Locate the flexible hose and connect it to the shower head mount.
- Make sure that the connections are tight (you can tighten them by hand most of the times).
- Grab the other end of the hose and connect it to the handheld shower head.
- Put the shower head into the mount and turn on the water at low pressure to check for leaks.
The Best Shower Filter
There are a lot of reasons why the Pelican shower filter is amongst the best products in its category. One of the first things that you should always look out for when purchasing a shower filter is what it can eliminate from your running water to provide you with a healthier way to shower. When it comes to the Pelican Premium shower filter, you have a product that’s highly capable of reducing chlorine and other synthetic chemicals that could take a toll on the health of your skin and hair.
When your water is chlorine-free, you have a steady source of water that prevents your skin from becoming dry and flaking but can also reduce some of the most common hair-related problems, such as quick fading of dyed hair or even dandruff. You can tell the filter is efficient from the very first try, as that nasty chlorine odor is eliminated.
You can switch between the water conservation and high-water flow modes, depending on your showering stage. It also comes with a scent bar that provides your showering experience with a fresh ocean breeze. It is designed to be user-friendly and makes it easy for anyone to remove and replace the filter.
The Best Moen Shower Heads
Moen is a brand that needs no introduction but talking about the advantages of using their products is a must, so let’s start with their handheld shower head. This comes with a sleek design and a sturdy mount for those of you looking for a traditional solution that could match almost any bathroom style.
But this shower head goes way beyond its bathroom compatibility and versatile style because it is functional just as it is aesthetically practical. Still, we do have to mention the fact that this is available in five different finish options: brushed nickel, polished nickel, brushed gold, chrome, and oil-rubbed bronze.
The unit is designed with porcelain inlays that show how Moen has a keen sense for details and uses European influences to decorate its products. Aside from the handheld shower head, you will also receive the shower arm, a flexible hose, and a slide bar so that you can adjust the shower head in place at the height of your choice. It operates at a maximum flow rate of 1.75 gallons per minute and features an adjustable spray pattern so that you can customize your showering experience.
One of the most important features of the product is the WaterSense saving capability. Because it bears the WaterSense label, this handheld shower head looks to conserve water and lower your bills for both the water itself as well as whatever you spend on heating it, making sure the product doesn’t compromise water pressure in the process. Made from metal, this water-efficient shower head has adjustable water flow, vacuum breaker, and a hose that measures 69 inches.
- Quality metal construction.
- EPA WaterSense® certified.
- Adjustable water flow.
- Faucet handle not included.
Part of the Fina collection, this Moen rain shower head is just what you need when you want a powerful stream of water to rinse the shampoo out of your hair or a relaxing shower that makes it feel like your skin is kissed by the gentle summer rain. Translation: whatever you prefer in terms of showering, this rain shower head is here to deliver.
It comes with a single spray pattern and can operate at a flow rate of 1.75 or 2.5 gallons per minute, depending on the model you choose. You also have the possibility to select between four different finish options: chrome, matte black, brushed gold, and brushed nickel.
Much like the previous model, this one also meets the WaterSense criteria for water conservation without losing any water pressure in the process. The spray head measures seven inches in diameter and offers full coverage thanks to its relatively thin bezel. The shower head can be mounted on the ceiling or the wall, and it offers an adjustable spray pattern for a more customized showering experience.
It doesn’t include a hose and a shower arm, but you don’t really need the hose and the shower arm is already there if you’re purchasing this model in order to replace an old one.
- 2 flow rate options.
- 4 finish options to choose from.
- EPA WaterSense® certified.
- Has a single spray pattern.
We just had to talk about this handheld Moen shower that comes with a gorgeous oil-rubbed bronze finish (but is also available in other finish options, such as chrome, brushed nickel, and matte black).
As far as the non-aesthetic specifications are concerned, there are quite a lot of things that make this shower head stand out from the crown to deliver a great experience and the sense that you’ve invested your money in a durable product. With a head that measures 5.5 inches in diameter, this product is designed to offer a rain-like experience, covering a wide angle for proper showering.
It comes with six different settings so that you can customise the spray pattern and indulge in a showering experience that’s tailored to your needs and tastes. It uses a magnet from proper docking, eliminating the frustration of having to place the shower head in the mount with your hands all wet (yes, you could do it with your eyes closed, too). The shower head can be tilted, which makes it even more versatile and easy to use in different circumstances.
- EPA WaterSense® certified.
- Tilting shower head.
- 6 spray patterns.
- Made from plastic and not metal, as claimed in the description.
There’s something about black bathroom hardware that looks so sexy, and this Moen rain shower head is no exception. The matte finish is extremely discreet and less of a fingerprint magnet than you’d expect, making it a suitable part for those of you that want to ground the bathroom with a little bit of black, but without overdoing it. You can also select from the three other available finishes, namely chrome, brushed nickel, and brushed gold.
The other specifications are similar to those of the Moen rainfall shower head we talked about earlier, which is good news because it means you’re getting basically the same quality, but in a different finish. It only comes with one spray pattern, which is probably the only downside that truly discourages some people from buying it, but if this is not a feature that’s important to you, you’re bound to love everything else about this piece.
Much like in the previous rain shower head example, you can select between an option that provides a maximum flow rate of 1.75 GPM or the one that operates at 2.5 GPM. The shower head measures seven inches in diameter, meaning it can provide quite a lot of coverage for everything from relaxing showers to rinsing condition from your curls.
Thanks to the WaterSense certification, we’re dealing with yet another Moen product that’s meant to conserve water without compromising performance, making this shower head an option worth considering.
- EPA WaterSense® certified.
- 2 flow rate options.
- Plenty of coverage.
- Only one spray pattern.
Rainfall shower heads are perfect for full coverage, and the S1004 is an example of how Moen has designed clever products that will make shower time more efficient. Even if it comes with a single spray pattern, this shower head can cover a large area of the shower cabin, as it measures 12 inches in width. It can operate at 1.75 or 2.5 GPM and has a beautiful chrome finish that creates a durable and beautiful product, with a mirror-like effect.
Next up, we have a fancy Moen slide bar and handheld shower head fixture that’s perfect for showering cabins but works well when mounted above the bathtub too. It has an oil-rubbed bronze finish that gives it a vintage appeal, but you can also opt for the chrome, brushed nickel, or brushed gold versions of this product if you’re looking for a more modern design.
The package includes the slide bar, the flexible hose, and the handheld shower head, but it doesn’t have the shower arm. The spray head has a single function and it operates at a flow rate of 2 GPM. It is an EPA WaterSense® certified product that promises to save you up to 20 percent more water compared to products that don’t have this certification.
The Moentrol shower head is definitely a high-quality product that’s giving us a lot to talk about. It is made from sturdy metal and has a chrome and a brushed nickel version for you to choose from. It operates at a flow rate of 2.5 GPM so that you can shower efficiently every time you use it.
There are plenty of features that are worth mentioning, such as the lever handles for easy water adjustment, a pressure-balancing control valve (which grants you control over the water temperature and the pressure), self-pressurizing system that will make sure you get three times more spray power, and even a custom valve system that allows you to replace the faucet style whenever you need to without having to interfere with the plumbing.
A multi-function massage shower head… everything about that description sounds dreamy because who doesn’t want a relaxing massage at the end of the day? This Moen product is all that (and a bag of chips) as it brings forth the very best materials and construction that will lead to a long-lasting shower head.
Operating at a flow rate of 1.75 GPM per minute, this handheld shower head allows you to choose between multiple spray patterns, including full spray, massage, and rinse. It comes with a pause feature and a slide bar which is perfect for adding more stability and support for people with limited mobility. The shower head rest is perfect for when you need both your hands to wash and scrub your entire body.
If none of the fixed rainfall shower head we’ve talked about today has impressed you, we’re pretty sure the Velocity will. It features a square shower head with a 7.5-inch diameter and two different spray patterns to choose from: full rainshower and concentrated rinse.
Operating at a flow rate of 2 GPM, this shower head is available in three different styles: chrome, brushed nickel, and brushed gold. It is equipped with self-pressurizing Moen immersion so that the spray power will be more powerful and more efficient.
It’s not a bird or a plane; it’s Moen’s UFO lookalike shower head that delivers a quality showering experience and is available in two versions: a 1.75 GPM and a 2.5 GPM one. It has a beautiful chrome finish with a reflective surface that will look gorgeous in a variety of different bathroom setups.
It has a single spray pattern which is full rainfall and a generous 12 inches in diameter, meaning it can offer full coverage and a pleasant and fast showering experience, if that’s what you’re looking for.
Welcome to another episode of “This Moen shower head is amazing”! This time, we’re talking about another product that’s part of the Velocity line and delivers the same Moen performance you’re used to seeing in their products by now.
It comes with a reflective finish that looks amazing, but also practical features that will never make you feel sorry about having spent money on this product. You can opt between the concentrated rinse and the full rainfall mode. You will also benefit from the self-pressuring system that’s present in almost every fixed Moen shower head and which delivers greater water pressure from a product that already operates at 2 GPM flow rate.
An elegant and antique-inspired shower head with a black matte finish? Yes, please! This Moen shower head isn’t just practical and durable, but it also looks amazing. It uses Moen’s self-pressurizing system for more water pressure that will definitely come in handy while you’re showering.
The shower head has a 7-inch diameter which is capable of providing wide coverage, so you won’t every have to feel frustrating of not being under a decent amount of water while you’re showering.
It comes with a single rainfall spray pattern and is certified for being an efficient product in terms of water saving.
Here is yet another gem from Moen, this time it’s a handheld shower head that comes with its own wall fixture. The package includes everything: the slide bar, the flexible hose, the handheld shower, and the shower arm as well.
It operates at a flow rate of 1.75 GPM and is an EPA WaterSense® certified item so that you can end up consuming less water compared to using a regular shower head. You can choose between a variety of different finishes: brushed gold, chrome, brushed nickel, polished nickel, and oil-rubbed bronze.
Here comes another Velocity shower head, this time available in an oil-rubbed bronze, brushed nickel, brushed gold, and chrome finish. But there is so much more to this product that just the versatility of the colors available. It is a rainfall shower head that comes with a self-pressurizing system for more waterpower and better rinsing. Aside from the regular pattern, you can also use the rinsing feature. It is a fixed shower head that can be mounted on the wall or the ceiling of your bathroom and it operates at 2 and 2.5 GPM.
How to Clean a Shower Head
Cleaning a shower head is very important for a bunch of sanitary reasons. Everyone knows that a humid environment is the perfect place for bacteria and fungi to thrive, so the chances of shower heads left uncleaned containing bacteria and microbes are pretty high. The good news is that cleaning your shower head doesn’t have to be all that complicated, so we have to talk about some of the things that get the job done in such a cleaning situation.
There is one particular myth that we need to break and that’s the belief that bleach is excellent at cleaning shower heads. In fact, studies suggest that bleach can actually lead to an increase in the number of bacteria. Add the fact that it’s toxic on top of everything else, and you’ll be convinced to try other methods in no time.
Vinegar is one of the pantry products that works best when trying to clean a shower head. You may have already used vinegar to clean some of your other kitchen items, especially your microwave or your stove oven. When you want to use vinegar to clean the shower head, the best solution is to remove it from its mount (if it’s a fixed model) and dip it (remove all the parts inside the shower head and submerge them in vinegar too) for about half an hour.
With the help of a small brush, you can remove all the build-up that you spot along the way, which will be 10 times easier to get rid of once the parts have soaked in vinegar for the recommended amount of time. Don’t forget to rinse everything properly before putting the pieces back together and screwing the shower head back in its original place.
How to Reduce Water Consumption
Reducing water consumption is important, especially when looking at the statistics which tell you that the average family tends to waste about 9,400 gallons of water each year.
Thankfully, there are a lot of things you can do to reduce water consumption without feeling like you’re making a sacrifice that’s too big:
- Fixing leaks can reduce water consumption considerably and it’s something that most people don’t even think about. If you have faucets or pipes that leak one drip each second, that leads to 1,661 gallons of water wasted each year.
- The use of low-flow fixtures is another way to make this work. According to federal regulations, you can’t install a fixture that operates at more than 2.5 gallons per minute (which is why you won’t find shower heads that handle a larger water flow).
- Even if you want more water pressure, energy.gov recommends choosing shower heads that operate at a flow rate lower than 2.5 GPM. When looking for a low-flow shower head, your options are limited to aerating models (they mix water and air to release a finer misting spray) and laminar-flow models (which create less steam and moisture compared to aerating models).
- To reduce water consumption, take a look at some of the appliances that use water in your home, such as dishwashers and washing machines. If you use a dishwasher multiple times a day, it can end up consuming more water than actually washing the dishes by hand. As far as washing machines are concerned, look for models that are labeled as being water-saving. These products will basically weight the load inside and add only the amount of water needed to wash the clothes inside without wasting water in the process.
With quality construction that are meant to have a lifespan of at least half a decade, Moen’s shower heads are an example that show you how investing in a high-quality product can make the difference when it comes to something as simple as taking a shower.
With multiple options to choose from, this brand’s line of products is designed for people who are not willing to compromise quality over saving a few dollars. They are available in multiple style and finishes and deliver generous water pressure while also making sure to save you some money with your water bill.