Hot Water

You could save up to £125 per year

Check List:

  • See how long it takes for hot water to reach your taps
  • Time your daily shower
  • Do you have a washing up bowl?

How can I save money?

We all have bad habits when it comes to using hot water. While we are not saying you should have family baths, some simple changes could save you over a hundred pounds for little or no cost.

A five minute shower will save you up to £20 compared with having a bath.

Another small change is to fill a washing up bowl to wash pots and pans. Running the hot tap continuously while you wash up is expensive and unnecessary. Filling a bowl can save you around £35 a year.

What devices can I buy to help?

An efficient showerhead can save around £75 pounds a year and are widely available and at low cost. They simply replace your existing showerhead and work by incorporating air into the water pushed through the shower. You will notice no difference in the power of the shower but it uses a lot less water.

If it takes a while for hot water to get to your taps you may need to insulate your pipes. This is simple to do by buying pipe-insulating foam from your local DIY store. 

You may also benefit from an energy efficient circulating pump. These are more expensive but will reduce water wastage.

More information

http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/wales/Heating-and-hot-water/Saving-money-on-hot-water

http://www.hotwater.org.uk/

Hot Water

Check List:

  • See how long it takes for hot water to reach your taps
  • Time your daily shower
  • Do you have a washing up bowl?

How can I use my hot water more effectively?

We all have bad habits when it comes to using hot water. While we are not saying you should have family baths, some simple changes could reduce your carbon emissions for little or no cost.

A five minute shower will save you up to £20 compared with having a bath.

Another small change is to fill a washing up tub to wash pots and pans. Running the hot tap continuously while you wash up is expensive and unnecessary. Filling a tub can save you around £35 a year.

What devices can I buy to help?

An efficient showerhead can save around £75 pounds a year and are widely available and at low cost. They simply replace your existing showerhead and work by incorporating air into the water pushed through the shower. This means you notice no difference in the power of the shower but it uses a lot less water.

If it takes a while for hot water to get to your taps you may need to insulate your pipes. This is simple to do by buying pipe-insulating foam from your local DIY store. 

You may also benefit from an energy efficient circulating pump. These are more expensive but will reduce water wastage.

More information

http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/wales/Heating-and-hot-water/Saving-money-on-hot-water

http://www.hotwater.org.uk/