Long term, using water efficient equipment and appliances can save you dramatically. Washing machines, dishwashers, toilets and showers use the most water within the standard home. Industry professionals state that by using water-efficient methods, Australians could save more than $1 billion on water and energy bills by 2021. About 25% of this saving will be the result of replacing shower heads with water-efficient models, washing machines about 50% and another 20% from water-efficient toilets.
The annual savings on household water bills related to a simple change to a water-efficient shower head can be around $135-$200. You can also save further when you take in to account the reduction of hot water therefore savings on your energy bills also!
Other methods to increase water-efficiency are simple:
- Installing low flow taps can reduce your tap water use from around 18 litres to 2 litres per minute.
- Replacing an older model washing machine to a water-efficient model can save 65% on water.
- Replacing a shower head to a water-efficient model can save 19 litres of water per minute.
- You can save up to 40,000 litres by installing a water efficient dual flush toilet.
- Upgrading your dishwasher to a more efficient model can save 50% of you water usage.
The Australian government have developed the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards to help compare the products we have available on the market today. They provide a 6 star rating and as you guessed it, the more stars the more efficient. Taps, washing machines, showers, urinals and toilets are all classed within this scheme.
So with these savings available by taking simple measures within your home, you’d be crazy not to look further into this information. Contact our friendly team and Energy Rating Perth for more information today!