It’s fair to say that water usage in our home can become a little excessive from time to time; many of us may know a family member or fellow resident that takes that extra half hour in the shower, cleans dishes under a constantly flowing tap. This is forgivable once in a blue moon, but can become problematic if left unresolved; both in terms of bills and water usage.
The overuse of water in your home can lead to several problems, including the water pollution of any rivers and lakes in the system. Conserving water in the home has become common practice in homes across all regions, so doing your part to save water, gas and electricity simultaneously (through cutting down your usage of hot water) is a great way of contributing to the cutting of carbon emissions.
Here are just a few thoughts and ideas to help you reduce domestic water conservation and save on gas and electricity usage in your home.
Family Bathroom Allowances
Lay down a few bathroom based rules concerning time spent in the shower; ten minutes is more than enough time to enjoy a hot shower and wash away the stress of the day, so any more time that this is unnecessary. Young ones may need a little reminder about domestic water conservation now and again, but getting them into these habits at a young age will set them in good stead for the future. This should help to dramatically cut the amount a hot water your household is using, reducing gas, water and electricity bills simultaneously.
Shopping for Water Saving Fixtures
If you are looking to save money on bills in the long term, then there are many changes you can make to fixtures in your home which will conserve water and cut down usage. Try adding some specialist water saving taps to your bathroom suites, these fantastic fixtures save water and energy which can be hugely useful for sinks and other areas where running water is used only briefly. Many showerheads are available with a changeable power setting; fitting one of these and changing it to release less water can be hugely practical when looking to reduce water and energy usage.
Practicing these methods for around a year will certainly help to elucidate the practicality and financial benefits involved with domestic water conservation. You can expect to see a heft difference in your water and energy bills, as well as being safe in the knowledge that you and your family are contributing towards the cutting of carbon emissions.