Start Saving Water and Money With These 6 Tips

Saving water is good for the planet and your wallet. And with the news of energy bills rocketing 54% to an average of £1,971 from April this year*, we all could use some energy-saving hacks. You will be surprised at how simple everyday steps can help you cut back on water consumption. Here are 6 easy tips: 

1. Take shorter showers

As much as we all love taking long relaxing baths and showers, we need to keep in mind that they are accountable for the highest usage of water consumption in the home, at around 34%**.
You can still enjoy your steamy showers with Showery shower heads, which increase water pressure so you can speed up your showers and start saving water along with a thorough cleanse.
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2. Install a water‑saving shower

The average showerhead uses 12 litres of water per minute, with power showers using around 15 litres. Given that the average shower taken is around 10 minutes long, that’s up to 150 litres of water every time you shower!***
The Showery® Ecoflow’s 300 micro‑holes force the water to shoot out at a much higher pressure ‑‑ instantly giving you a more powerful shower whilst using less water. It also features a handy start/stop button so you can maintain the water temperature and only use water when it’s needed.

3. Turn the tap off 

This one may seem basic, but turning off the tap when you're not using it can save a lot of water. Shockingly, leaving the water running while brushing teeth could add £60 a year to bills. Don’t let the water run while brushing your teeth, shaving or washing your face.

4. Let your plants thrive with leftovers

Calling all plant parents! Think twice before you pour leftover pasta or potato water down the drain. Let the water cool, then water your plants. Starchy water is great for growing plants, so stop wasting water and start encouraging plant growth. Your food waste has nutrients that your plants would love. We suggest spending a little time today to read how even your used coffee grounds and banana peels can be useful.

5. Keep a bottle of drinking water in the refrigerator

Waiting for water to cool down from the tap wastes water. Fill a bottle or decanter and pop it in the refrigerator instead. Cool tip, right?

6. Choose efficient equipment and use them to the full

Modern, eco-friendly appliances can help reduce the consumption of energy and in turn account for smaller bills. Improve water and energy efficiency by running the dishwasher and washing machine only when you have enough dirty dishes or clothes to fill it. Similarly, turning the thermostat down by just one degree can save a whopping £127.70 a year, according to energy experts at USwitch.
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