How To Save On Water Bills

Saving water at home can reduce your energy use, reduce the impact on your local environment, reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and reduce your energy bills.
  • Posted by Emily Jade
  • 6 min read (869 words)
  • Last updated 06 Mar, 2023

How To Save On Water Bills

Saving water at home can reduce your energy use, reduce the impact on your local environment, reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and reduce your energy bills.

We all use water in so many ways at home. We use it to cook, shower, wash our hands, clean our cars, water our plants, flush the toilet - and the litres we use quickly add up.

On average, each household in the UK uses around 345 litres of water every day. Heating water for use in our homes makes up around 5% of the UK’s total carbon emissions.

How To Reduce Your Water Bill

Nobody wants to waste water. Some simple changes can save you money on your bills and reduce the amount of water that you waste.

Take Shorter Showers

Reducing the amount of time that you spend in the shower could help you save a lot of water. On average, a shower uses ten litres of water per minute. If a typical family of four reduced their shower time by just one minute, they could save:

  • Up to £52 on energy bills
  • Around £45 on metered water bills
  • As much as 11,648 litres of water each year

Replacing your showerhead can also help you save water at home. An average family could save £25 on their metered water bills each year if they switch their inefficient shower head with a water efficient one.

Instant Hot Water Systems

Water loses heat quickly. Traditional water heating systems are becoming increasingly expensive and wasteful - hot water cylinders, for example, could be costing homeowners as much as £1.73 each day before delivering even a drop of hot water. That’s £631.45 each year.

Sunamp Thermino heat batteries are compact, more efficient and cost-effective. Heat generated in the battery’s phase change material (PCM) turns clean, fresh, cold water into instant hot water at mains pressure, all around the home.

Sunamp’s thermal energy storage solutions are compact - up to four times smaller than the equivalent hot water cylinders - yet have a larger capacity to heat water using their super-efficient PCM technology. When combined with solar PV, up to 75% of annual hot water can be provided free of charge with a Sunamp thermal store.

Sunamp Thermino heat batteries have a 10-year warranty on the thermal storage core, and have no mandatory annual maintenance. There’s a Sunamp to fit every home - simply call us for more information and to get your free brochure on 0800 151 0959.

Collect Rainwater To Use For External Needs

Collecting rainwater is an eco-friendly way of collecting and reusing rainwater in our daily lives, which would otherwise be wasted. Rainwater can be used for a multitude of purposes, including watering the garden, cleaning the car, and even flushing the toilet.

Some UK households use hundreds of litres of drinkable water each year just watering the garden. Increasing average rainfall in the UK means there is potentially more rainwater available throughout the year for homeowners to use. The RHS recommend that rainwater is better for plants than mains water, as it usually has a lower PH.

Fill The Dishwasher Before Using

Reducing your dishwasher use by just one run per week could save you £17! By only running your dishwasher when it’s full, you reduce the amount of water you are using. If your dishwasher has an eco or energy saving mode, using this could also save water and cut your energy costs. Energy saving modes on a dishwasher typically save three litres of water per wash, with performance being very similar to normal dishwasher cycles.

Fix Any Leaky Taps

A dripping tap can waste thousands of litres of water each year, so it is vital to ensure your taps are properly turned off. Changing your washers promptly when taps start to drip can help to ensure you don’t waste water.

A running tap can use more than 10 litres of water each minute, so ensure that you turn off the tap while shaving, washing your face and brushing your teeth.

Efficient Hot Water Solutions With HeatElectric

We believe that Sunamp is the future of energy efficient water heating. It’s compact, more efficient and cost-effective. The units are flexible enough to work with a multitude of power sources - including solar PV - and generate copious amounts of hot water, on demand at mains pressure.

HeatElectric are proud to be a Which? Trusted Trader for our high standards of customer service, giving our customers peace of mind knowing we are a fully endorsed, ethical trader. Our team of experienced Sunamp installers can install your instant hot water system with no mess and no fuss, with upmost respect for your home.

Call 0800 151 0959 today to get your free brochure or to arrange a no-obligation visit from one of our team.

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