Money down the drain – the cost of lazing in the shower
The average person takes nine minutes in the shower and has five showers a week, new research from E.ON has found. Women also typically take longer in the shower than men, they report.
But by reducing your average shower time by two minutes, the average home could save £20 a year, on top of the environmental benefits of saving water and energy. Source; uk.finance.yahoo.com
Changing your showerhead to a water-saving product requires up to 60% less water than conventional products – without any loss of comfort. This means you can reduce your water and energy costs and conserve valuable resources.
With this new shower technology, water mixes with air, and you feel pleasantly sparkling AirPower all over your skin. As water enriched with air makes the droplets plumper, lighter and softer. This means you use your water more efficiently.
Typical savings are as follows: Home
2 showers Based on 6 mins shower time per shower per day
Total saving per year £188.40
The water flow is reduced from 18 to 6 Litres / minute and uses 2/3 less water, gas or electricity.
The Eco hand held shower heads start at £18.45 including UK delivery and fits the standard shower hose. Fixed shower heads start at £26.95 including UK delivery.
Larger savings can be made with hotels and student accommodation. Read more: savemoneycutcarbon.com
E.ON's top tips for saving energy and cash in the bathroom:
- The type of shower head you have has a big impact on the amount of water you use. Fitting your shower head with a water-efficient one instead will help curb the cost;
- Many modern showers heat up immediately so there is no need to run them before getting in;
- A hot bath or shower helps to heat up the whole bathroom. Taking simple steps such as shutting the bathroom door will keep the heat in - and help save money on your heating bill - but don't forget to ventilate your bathroom afterwards to prevent condensation;
- Remember to bring everything you need into the bathroom so you don't leave the shower running if you need to jump out and grab things.
For more ways to save energy, please visit eonenergy.com.