Tip 4: Upgrade your toilet
A lot of household water usage is through taps or shower heads, but another large chunk is used when we flush the toilet
several times each day.
When it comes to toilets that are better for the environment and cost less money per flush, it pays to be modern.
Some older models use much as 13 litres of water every single time they are flushed, a huge waste in comparison to some low flow toilets which are specifically designed to use as little as 3 litres. Split flush buttons can also reduce toilet water consumption by letting you decide how much water is needed – typically using around 4-6 litres.
The saving on each individual flush is obviously tiny but can quickly add up over the year. Working on a presumed average of five flushes per day, an upgraded toilet using 3 litres per flush instead of 13 litres can save approximately £170 every year.
Potential Annual Savings: £170
Tip 5: Take shorter showers
Data from The Bathroom Showroom
suggests that the average person in England is likely to be paying 16p extra a day for showers in 2022 – roughly an extra £55 per year for every person that showers daily.
The average shower time for a person in the UK is around eight minutes per shower and cutting this down can make a big difference to your finances.
Slashing your showering time in half to four minutes can save each person more than £100 over the course of a year – that’s almost £500 in savings for a typical family of four!
Potential Annual Savings: £110