ENERGY REDUCTION – WATER

In our latest instalment of how to reduce your energy use and spend around the house, we will take a look at the ways you can use environmentally sustainable water practices.

 

 

 

 

 

Water-efficiency labels:
The Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) scheme allows you to compare the water efficiency of different products – the more stars the better. Ratings are compulsory for all new domestic washing machines, dishwashers, showers, toilets, urinals and most taps.

Rainwater:
Collected rainwater is ideal for watering your garden. Contact your water authority and local council for advice on how to install and maintain a rainwater tank.

Buy a water-efficient showerhead:
These are great water-saving devices for daily use. However, if you have an instantaneous
hot-water system, the flow rate of a low-flow shower head may not be enough to start it. Check with your installer. If you have a gravity-fed water system (the water flows from your tank to your taps without being pumped), make sure you buy a shower head that’s designed to cope with low pressure.