Wasting water is, unfortunately, something most of us are guilty of in some way. But you can start using water more efficiently by choosing water-saving products and changing your bathroom habits. Not only will this save water and help the environment, but it will also save you money in the long run. Here’s how you can transform your bathroom into a water-saving sanctuary.
Water-efficient shower heads
New technology has been used to create shower heads which generate a flow of water that feels far more powerful than the amount of water it actually uses.
Choose taps which are water and energy-efficient. One water-saving tap in your bathroom can save an average of 3,500 litres of water each year.
Low-flush and dual-flush toilets
About 30% of all the water you use in your home is flushed down the pan. Low-flush and dual-flush toilets are designed to reduce the amount of water used at each flush.
Do you know where to find your stop taps? If a pipe bursts and you don’t stop the water flow, not only will you waste a lot of water, it can also cause real damage.
One of the simplest ‘quick fixes’ is insulating your hot water cylinder. Wrapping a thick hot water cylinder jacket around your hot water tank will help you save around £100 a year.
Change your habits
Take a shower
You may enjoy soaking in a tub full of bubbles and a rubber duck or two, but swapping a bath for a shower will help you save water and money. Substituting four baths with four showers a week will save you £15 a year on your gas bill.
Be quick in the shower
Try to keep the length of your shower to a maximum of five minutes. That’s more than enough time to wash yourself and blast out a few hits into your shampoo bottle!
Turn off your taps
Don’t leave the tap running while you are brushing your teeth, shaving or washing your face. A tap can waste more than six litres of water every minute if left running, you are literally watching money go down the drain.
A dripping tap can waste more than 5,500 litres of water each year. Solve this by turning off taps properly and changing the washer as soon as a drip develops. Not only that, it will save the headache of listening to the constant dripping.
Have a cool shower rather than a hot shower or have a cold blast for a minute at the end of your shower. This is better for the environment and better for your health. It gets your heart pumping, improving circulation and will leave you feeling energised. What better way to start your day?
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