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Bath and shower tips to save you money

Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 -

It’s no secret that the more water you use, the higher your energy bills will be. With the majority of this water being used in your bathroom, it therefore makes sense for this to be the best place to start when looking to save some money.

Firstly, look no further than the bath – out there in front by some distance as the bathroom appliance that is prone to using the most water. It’s not surprising either when you consider a standard-sized bathtub uses approximately 80 litres of water per bath.

Showers aren’t far behind, especially with the booming popularity of power showers in recent years, some of which using more water than a bath in a single showering session.

With baths and showers, there are some green changes you can start making today that will reduce the amount of water you use and cut the cost of your next energy bill.

For baths:

  • Pressure regulators on bath taps – This tackles the common problem of dripping taps right at the source and there are also options for the taps to be sensitive to the water temperature and not use hot water unnecessarily.
  • Catch water waiting for it to warm up – An old yet effective trick of placing a container under the taps when running a bath to catch the initial cold water. Use this water for other purposes around the house or to help wash away the suds once you’ve finished in the bath.
  • Share bath time – A useful water-saving method for families and couples as well. The number of baths taken can instantly be halved and this is even easier with a double-ended bathtub which caters for a person to lie comfortably at either end.

For showers:

  • Water-efficient shower heads – As with the pressure regulators fitted on tap faucets, water-efficient shower heads control the flow of water in the shower and are designed to regulate the temperature so you never feel the difference.
  • Set a timer – It’s always tempting to stay under the shower for just a few more minutes after you’ve washed, then a few more, and a few more and before you know it you’ve used as much water as you would’ve done having a bath. Introduce a new habit of setting a timer to sound after a certain length of time and always ensure you’re out of the shower with the water turned off by the time the timer sounds.
  • Water off when not in use – One key habit we’re all told about for saving water in the bathroom is to turn the water off in-between brushing our teeth. The same can be done when in the shower – lower the water flow or switch it off altogether when applying shampoo or bodywash so no water is going to waste. As with the timer, it’s more of a lifestyle change, but it can certainly have a positive effect on your bills in the long-term.

There will be more money saving bathroom tips with you in the coming weeks, but in the meantime check out our online store for a fantastic range of top quality baths and showers all at affordable prices and available to fit in all modern bathroom suites.


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