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The Most Critical Tips to Save Money on Your Water Bill

5 March 2024

Modern life is made possible by many things. Electricity, heat without fire, and indoor running water are three of the most critical. Of course, all three of these will also cost you money, and those costs can quickly mount. The good news is that you can take control of your spending. In this post, we’ll talk about how to save money when it comes to your water bill.

Turn Off the Tap

The number of people who don’t turn off the tap when brushing their teeth or doing similar tasks that don’t really require a constant stream of water is very surprising. Shut off the tap if you’re not actively using the water and then turn it back on when you need it.

Reduce Your Water Heater Temperature

What’s your water heater thermostat set to? Chances are good it’s much higher than you really need to handle all your washing up. The higher your temperature, the more often your water heater must cycle to maintain that setting. Turn it down and you’ll save energy and money (if not water). Keep it between 60 and 65 degrees C and don’t go below 50 degrees C to prevent bacteria from building up.

Switch to Water-Saving Fixtures

Some of your biggest water-related costs might be outdated fixtures like faucets and showerheads. Newer designs reduce the flow of water without making you do without when it comes to coverage and pressure. You might even be pleasantly surprised by the improved water pressure you get when you make the switch to newer fixtures while still saving money through reduced water usage.

Cut Back Your Shower Time

Love waking up in a hot shower? Most of us do, but did you know that most showers use almost as much water as if you were taking a bath? The average length of time Brits shower is around eight minutes. The recommended shower time is just over five minutes. If you can shave down a few minutes here or there, you’ll reduce your water usage dramatically. You might also consider only showering every other day (daily showers aren’t really necessary unless you sweat).

Stop Handwashing Dishes

You might think that washing your dishes by hand saves both water and money. That’s untrue. Modern dishwashers use far less water than what you’d use just to rinse away soap and food from your dishes. High-efficiency dishwashers use just a few gallons of water to clean an entire load of dishes.

Switch to an Unvented Water Cylinder

Are you still using an old-style vented water cylinder to heat your water? That could be a major source of your water and energy-related costs. Switching to an unvented cylinder can give you mains pressure hot water throughout your home while reducing the energy usage needed to heat that water. Plus, you can install an unvented cylinder anywhere in the structure, so you can repurpose that attic space.

At EasyFlow, we can help you find the right unvented water cylinder to suit your needs and water usage while saving you a surprising amount of money. Get in touch with us today to learn more.


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