When it comes to your water bills, there are several little things you can do around the house to make a saving. And we’re not talking sharing the bath water (yuck).
– Select the proper pan size for cooking. Large pans may require more cooking water than necessary.
– Install an instant water heater near your kitchen sink so you don’t have to run the water while it heats up. This will also help to reduce energy costs.
– Dishwashers typically use less water than washing dishes by hand…so put the marigolds down!
– When shopping for a new dishwasher, use the Energy Saving Trust website to compare water use between models.
– Turn off the water in the shower while shampooing/conditioning/exfoliating /singing and save up to 560 litres a month.
– When running a bath, put the plug in before turning on the water. Adjust the temperature as the tub fills.
– Shorten your shower by a minute or two and you’ll save up to 550 litres per month.
– Turn off the water while you brush your teeth and save up to 15 litres a minute. That’s up to 800 litres a week for a family of four.
– A typical load of washing is usually much less than the maximum capacity of the model, stuff in a few extra shirts to make the most of your wash!
– When shopping for a new washing machine, compare resource savings among EU Energy Label models( The highest rating is A+++) Some can save up to 75 litres of water per load.
– Washing dark clothes in cold water saves water and energy, and helps your clothes retain their colour.