Make Water Savings with Home Appliance Use
Firstly, simply checking for and fixing leaking faucets can help enormously in preserving water. Dripping faucets can waste 20 gallons of water per day, and many people don’t even realise they have one until performing a close inspection. Be sure to put your faucets under the microscope before this summer. Another simple faucet-related water saving method, meanwhile, is to simply switch the thing off, especially during everyday tasks such as brushing your teeth. As much as two gallons of water per minute can be wasted during a process like this, meaning that if you brush for approximately five minutes per day whilst leaving the faucet running, you potentially waste 3,650 gallons of water a year!
Elsewhere in the house, shower systems typically account for a massive 25% of house water usage, a statistic which would seem to encourage the fitting of a low-flow shower head. Standard shower heads tend to operate at a rate of five-gallons-per-minute, with low-flow options using less than half that amount. Take a look at Hudson Reed’s luxury shower system collection for examples of energy efficient showers, or use our Design Your Own Shower feature to create a low-flow shower system that is perfectly suited to your needs. And no matter what type of system you have installed, make sure you keep your shower to five minutes or less; the gallons of water you’ll save by doing this soon tots up.