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Eco showerhead can save money, energy and water

Posted by NicoleYouGen on 4 April 2013 at 9:14 am

While most of us are aware that we’ll pay higher water bills for longer showers, many people don’t realise that heating water for taps and bathing represents close to a third of the average home’s heating bill, or around £200 per year (Energy Saving Trust). Simple water saving measures and devices don’t just save you money on water, they can also reduce your energy bills. 

A water saving shower head can save a family of four close to  £75 a year on energy from water heating, plus another £90 on water bills if you’re metered, according to the Energy Saving Trust. Costing in the range of just £30, that makes eco showerheads a pretty wise investment. 

Win an eco-showerhead and more

A Pulse eco showerhead*is just one of the energy saving devices you can win in our  energy saving photo competition. Also included in the prize are: a Black and Decker thermal heat detector*, a radiator booster*, an Ecoflap and a pack of 6 Radflex radiator reflectors*.  But hurry, the competition ends on 8 April. Click here to enter on Facebook. Click here to find out more about the competition.

Get a free shower head from your water company

You may be able to get water saving showerhead for free from your water company. Thames Water and Affinity Water are two examples of companies offering free water saving shower heads, among other items, to customers. It’s worth checking what your water company offers, because even if they don’t offer showerheads they might offer other ways to save water (and energy). Southwest Water offers free shower water regulators and shower timers as well as tap aerators and water butts. If you’re with Anglian Water, you can arrange a free visit from them to check your water saving options and outfit you with free devices.

Important note: Most low-flow showerheads are not suitable for use in electric showers and can cause dangerous damage to your unit if installed.

You may want to check out some other water saving devices*. You will save a lot on water in the long run using creative water saving devices like the bath water diverter* which allows you to use your shower water a second time in the garden. The water powered shower radio* sounds like a great solution for someone who wants to save energy and also save the family from hearing their shower-singing. 

More information about water saving from YouGen

Introduction to heating and hot water 

Introduction to rainwater harvesting 

Population pressures could make water shortages a UK crisis 

Is water the new carbon?

Image credit: Nigel's EcoStore

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1josephsuttonComment left on: 8 October 2017 at 8:07 am

Talking about eco-friendly, we should properly choose our drinking water bottle. Most of the plastic water bottles are not good for health of the planet. So, I'm going to chose the best water bottle I possibly can.

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shwanmarshComment left on: 26 September 2017 at 7:56 am

In the U.S. alone, we expend about five billion gallons of water every day. New high pressure shower heads utilize less water than standard models without yielding execution, helping you ration water and saving money on vitality.

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