Shower Efficiently –Tips on Not Wasting Water
If you are like most homeowners, your bathroom is probably the largest water usage source – as well as water waste. Between your shower, tub, sink and toilet, most bathrooms are wasting water. By taking steps to make your home more environmentally friendly by conserving water, you will not only reduce your carbon footprint and up your green factor by using less energy to heat and deliver that water, you will save money on your water bills.
Bathing and showering is an important part of most people’s day, whether to brace us for the morning commute or to relax at the end of a tough day. While showering consumes a lot less water bathing – 10 to 25 gallons per shower rather than 70 gallons to fill a tub, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – that shower accounts for nearly 17 percent of indoor water use.
A WaterSense labeled showerhead saves water and energy by providing a low-volume but satisfying spray to avoid wasting water. They are independently certified for energy efficiency and performance, and are available in a variety of price points and styles. By replacing your old showerhead with a WaterSense labeled model, you can shower more efficiently while saving energy, water and money. WaterSense showerhead savings
- According to the EPA, with one WaterSense showerhead, the average family can save an estimated 2,900 gallons of water annually – as well as $70 in water and energy costs each year, and the amount of electricity required to power a home for 13 days.
- Some utility companies offer energy rebates for purchasing devices that reduce water wasting.
- The United States could save nearly $5.1 billion in water and energy costs, and more than 260 billion gallons of water each year if every home across the country replaced their existing showerheads with WaterSense labeled models.
For more information about how to cut water waste in your home, contact the experts at Sobieski Services, Inc. Our goal is to help educate our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC & plumbing systems).
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