Install your showerhead in 7 steps
Turn off the shower
Loosen your old shower head
Set in the washer
Screw on your new HYDRAO shower head
Turn the water on
The shower lights up in blue, white, red and then green
Your HYDRAO shower head is ready to be used !
How to connect ?
the «HYDRAO Smart Shower» app
No need to change advanced Bluetooth settings
When synchronizing, open the tap and leave your phone close by to ensure optimal connectivity.
Your reference shower
Your benchmark shower will be used as to calculate your savings, the more accurate it is the more relevant the information displayed in the HYDRAO App! It can be a challenge to take a benchmark shower that measures your old habits.
Here are some tips:
1. For 1 person : Take your benchmark shower when you wash your hair
2. For a family : the person who spends the longest time in the shower should take the benchmark shower.
For even more accuracy, you can configure all your thresholds to green for 20 showers. Then, download you shower data on the app and have a look at the average water usage for the last 20 showers.
You can now take a benchmark shower of your actual average, just by configuring the colors to alert you when to stop.
Set up the shower head
Some settings are pre-filled in the HYDRAO app with average values. In order to get the most accurate calculations, you can customize your settings.
1 . Bill
The average price for water is around 4€/m3 but this can vary depending on your country or region.
Same for energy cost, the average is around 0,15€ / kWh for electricity, but it also depends on your water heating energy type: wood, oil, gas, etc. Have a look at your utilities bill to adjust your bill settings in the app.
Thresholds are pre-set for the showerhead to change colors every 10L. This can be too hard or too easy for you. Based on your personal saving target, set up the tresholds to motivate you and your family.
Tip: If your are several people to use the shower head, set up thresholds so that everyone gets its personal color! Parents can stop at the blue color and children get to go until pink color for example.
3. Soaping time
Soaping time allows you to stop the water flow for you to soap and to restart later, counting as 1 unique shower. Default soaping time is 2 min.
If you are several people to shower one after another, you may need to reduce the soaping time in order to compute 2 showers instead of 1. Another way to separate 2 showers: open the app and click on "My shower is over" button before taking a new one.
Monitor your savings
1. Download shower data
Connect HYDRAO Smart Shower app to your HYDRAO shower head at least every 200 showers. The shower head has an internal memory of 200 showers.
If you have more than 1 HYDRAO shower head, we recommend you to use 1 smartphone by showerhead, in order to avoid mixing up shower data.
The history allows you to track your savings on the last 1000 showers, based on your baseline shower if you have one, or the French average shower (60L)
The HYDRAO shower head numbers the showers you have taken but it is not yet possible to display them by date because the shower head is not time stamped.
3. HYDRAO with your family
HYDRAO allows you to have a family challenge and not a personal one.
In order to personalize everyone's challenge, you can set up and assign a colors for each member of the family.
Parents can stop at the blue color and children get to go until pink color for example.