Save Water (and Money) with These Simple Eco-Friendly Tips
It’s a staggering fact that the average UK household uses 360 litres of water each day. That can be a little surprising – but fear not, there are plenty of ways you can reduce your water use. Not only that, but you can also save money through lowering water usage and using less hot water specifically. Below you’ll find our top tips for improving your water efficiency at home.
Improve your hot water efficiency
If your home is heated using gas, you might be aware that a large amount of the gas cost comes from heating up the water you use every day. There are a couple of ways that you can reduce this cost. First, if you have an immersion heater, be sure that’s not left on at all times – use it only when necessary. Likewise, you can insulate your hot water boiler, which will reduce heat waste from the tank and could save you over £20 per year.
Keep an ear out for drips
Did you know that a dripping tap could waste more than 5000 litres of water per year? That’ll put a serious dent in your bank balance, and all for nothing. For this reason, it’s very important that you keep an ear out for drips around your home. If you spot one, be sure to fully turn off the tap and double-check that it’s not leaking anywhere. A tap that keep dripping despite the fact that you’ve turned it off numerous times per day is most certainly due for a visit from the plumber!
Fill up those appliances
Your large water-consuming white goods like the dishwasher and washing machine are big culprits when it comes to high water consumption. In order to make your use of these appliances as efficient as possible, we recommend that you fill them properly every time you use them. Setting the dishwasher on a full cycle for a couple of plates is certainly not efficient! This way, you’ll use them less often and save lots of water too.
Add some aeration to your taps
The chances are that when you turn on a tap, you’re not really using every drop that comes out. That’s why the less water that’s delivered when you turn the tap, the better. This is where aerators can come in handy. They fit onto any taps in your home, and essentially mix extra air with the water flow. This creates a bubblier flow of water, but the total volume of water being delivered by the tap is much lower – saving you money on water bills and lowering consumption too.
If you are passionate about being green, or you’re simply looking for a high quality bathroom suite which won’t waste water, be sure to check out our range of Green Whirlpool Baths. And if you have any questions about our approach to the environment or any of our products, just call a member of The Whirlpool Bath Shop team on 0800 028 6174.