With prices soaring high and the holiday spending season kicking in, all of us would value every penny saved. Everything we use from electricity to water costs us pennies so it pays to monitor every drop of water you use.
Savings in your Bathroom
Your bathroom accounts to about an average of half the water used in your home. Needles to say, Australians have become more mindful of exactly what's disappearing down the drain. Federal Government's National Water Commission reports that household water consumption has continued to decrease through the years.
Resulting from the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards [WELS] scheme, and behavioural changes triggered by rising water costs, education campaigns and even a brush with drought or water restrictions.
To start, your choice of shower fixture can help you reduce water consumption. The most water-efficient shower heads (those with a three-star WELS rating) use less than nine litres of water per minute; old-style shower heads use 15-20 litres per minute. "If you're in the shower for six minutes, an efficient shower head can save you up to 50 litres of water.
That's 20,000 litres of water per person per year, or about $150 off your water bill!
For outstanding efficiency, check out the three-star; WELS certified; Vale Square Rain Shower Head. You can enjoy the luxurious feel of warm rain in the comfort of your own bathroom. This massive 300mm square rain shower head has 324 individual rain nozzles to provide pure indulgence, while using a minimal amount of water.
Beyond the shower, taps can be improved. Typical taps discharge 15 to 18 litres per minute compared with low-flow and aerating models like the Molla Single Lever Basin Mixer which uses an aerator or flow restrictor that reduce flow to less than a third of standard taps.
If you're building or renovating, it's worth considering the latest Terrus, Grande and Molla range of bathroom tapware from Renovator Store. Most of the basin and sink mixers get a three-star WELS rating and use just eight litres per minute.
So the next time you go have a shower, Remember! every drop equates to pennies saved or spent. So check your taps and make sure they increase your bathrooms' aesthetic value and your wallets' savings!