You may be surprised to learn that there is a link between the water that you use and your energy bill. By making small changes to your household habits, you can save water, energy and money!
Top tips to save
Boiling the kettle for hot drinks is one of the most-common uses of a household appliance, which uses both water and energy.
Top tip: Only fill the kettle with the amount of water you need - boiling unnecessary amounts of water not only wastes water, but uses more energy.
How much can I save? Making this small change can save you £11 on your energy and water bills combined!
Did you know that more than two million washing machines are sold in the UK each year?
Top tip: Put your machine on one time less each week, wait until you have a full load and always wash at 30 degrees.
How much can I save? Making this small change can save you £28 on your energy and water bills combined!
Did you know that power showers use almost twice as much water as gravity-fed showers?
Top tip: Reduce the time you spend in the shower from ten minutes to five minutes. You may not think it, but shortening your shower can have a big impact on your energy bills.
How much can I save? Cutting your shower time can save you £175 on your gas and water bills combined!
Did you know that using a running tap to wash your dishes wastes around five litres each time?
Top tip: Use a washing-up bowl to clean your dishes and only use the amount of water that you need. Waiting until you have enough dirty dishes to fill your bowl will also cut down the amount of times you need to wash up.
How much can I save? Using a washing-up bowl can save you £25 on your energy water bills combined!
Did you know that on average baths use more water than showers?
Top tip: Although it's more water-efficient to have a shower than a bath, you can save more water by changing your shower head to one that outputs less water.
How much can I save? Using a water-efficient shower head can save you £100 on your gas and water bills combined!
*Based on an average household of four people. All figures stated above have been provided by Energy Saving Trust.
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