In an effort to save energy and money on energy bills, you may have switched out every light bulb in the house with a new energy efficient CFL or LED bulb. You may have even updated all your appliances to ENERGY STAR models, but there may be one simple change that you overlooked. Were you aware that the shower is one place you might be wasting energy, water, and money every day?
Showering accounts for nearly 17 percent of all residential indoor water use, or about 30 gallons per household per day. That’s about 1.2 trillion gallons of water every year in the United States! What’s more, it takes energy to heat the water when you shower. Consider replacing old showerheads with WaterSense labeled models as a way to save resources and shower better.
SAVE WATER, ENERGY, AND MONEY
By replacing a showerhead with a WaterSense labeled model, the average family can reduce its annual energy and water costs by more than $70 and save 2,900 gallons of water per year—the amount of water it takes to wash more than 70 loads of laundry. What’s more, because it takes energy to heat water, that family can save the amount of electricity it takes to power its home for 13 days every year just by switching to a WaterSense labeled showerhead.
To find WaterSense labeled water- and energy-saving showerheads and many other energy efficient products at a reduced cost to New Hampshire residents, go to the NHSaves catalog at www.nhsaves.com. WaterSense certified showerheads may also be found by looking for the WaterSense label at your local home store or on partner websites.