Hot water is one of the biggest energy expenses in the winter, contributing to around 25% of electricity usage in an average household. If you’re looking for ways to reduce your hot water usage and in turn save money on your energy bills, then this guide from ePlumbers is just what you need.
Here are some practical and easy to implement ways in which you can reduce your hot water usage this winter.
Be smart and only use your dishwasher and washing machine when you’ve got a full load. Instead of using these appliances on a daily basis, you can cut down on energy bills and hot water usage by reducing how often you use them. Running the dishwasher juts to wash a couple of dishes is basically like flushing money down the drain.
You can save even more on hot water usage by switching to cold water cycle instead of washing on the hot cycle.
Over time, all appliances become less efficient as they endure wear and tear. It is recommended that you Service Your Hot Water System every year to ensure it’s working optimally and providing you with the best outcome. Regular maintenance will also help you identify any faulty parts before they cause major issues to the system.
By Installing a Low-flow Shower Head that uses up to 7.5 litres per minute, as opposed to the 20 litres per minute used by conventional shower heads, you can save quite a lot over time when it comes to hot water usage. It is estimated that water-saving shower heads use up to 65% less hot water than conventional shower heads. Now, that’s what we call big savings!
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