Many of us are concerned about the rising cost of gas and electricity and with hot water making up approx 1/3 of your energy bill why not keep it as low as possible. We have put together 3 easy steps that anyone can do at home to keep your hot water energy bill as low as possible
Limit your showers - now before you get all angry with me, let me explain. What I don’t mean is cut your shower time down to 2 minutes and only shower once a day, by all means if you can do this it will make a big difference. what I mean is if you are customer to taking a good 20 minute shower, lets try to knock that down to 15 minutes. Ideally a 5 minute shower is what we are aiming for but lets take baby steps. Tasks like brushing your teeth can be done at the basin with cold water for example, rather than in the shower. You with me?
Turn your hot water system down - This may seem obvious but 80-90% of all hot water systems are set too hot. Reducing the temperature in the tank greatly reduces the running costs and also makes your system last longer! Double whammy! and you also have less chance of scolding yourself or young children too.
(Side note, hot water must be stored at 60 degrees or higher to prevent bugs developing in the system.)
Wash on cold water - This little tip can not only save on your hot water use it can also save you clothes too. Most modern machines have the ability to wash on cold water only and some only come with cold water supply. You will need to buy cold water detergent, so once your done with your current supply, make the switch to cold, you’ll never go back 🙂
Follow these simple steps and you’ll instantly save money on your hot water running costs