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10th November 2022

Costs, consumption and savings. What can I do to help in the cost of living crisis?

Approximately 20% of your household energy bill cost goes toward heating water, so reducing water consumption can result in significant savings.

Did you know that there are ways to reduce household expenses through less consumption?

  1. The average shower takes 10 minutes and uses around 12 litres of water per minute or 120 litres of heated water. Reduce your shower time by 1/3 and save 36 litres per shower.
  2. A running tap discharges around 6 litres of water per minute. Simply turn off the taps while brushing your teeth and save 12 litres per brush.
  3. The smallest leaks can waste huge amounts of water over time. For example one dripping toilet cistern can waste 140,000 litres of water a year! Most leaks require simple DIY fixes to replace valves or washers. A small cost for a significant saving.
  4. When in the kitchen don’t rinse your plates before putting them in the dishwasher, just scrape the excess away.
  5. Make sure you fill the dishwasher to capacity every time you use it. This is the lowest cost and most efficient way to clean up in the kitchen.
  6. When you need the sink, place a washing up bowl in it, and save 50% of the heated water you use for an average wash-up.
  7. Don’t forget that plants love your used, detergent-free water, so don’t pour it away, give it to them! For example after washing vegetables, or rinsing you plates
  8. You can make significant savings by reducing your water temperature in the system. Most households maintain an average water temperature of 60-63 degrees.

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