Save water, save energy, save money!

Here are a few simple tips on how to save money on your water bills. Follow the guidance and you could save around £130.


Saving water is good for the environment and your bank balance too. Being careful not to waste water will not only reduce your water bill (if you have a meter) but will reduce your energy bills too.

That’s because around 16% of your gas and electricity bill pays to heat water for showers, cleaning, washing machines and dishwashers.

Making small changes to how you use water could easily save you around £130 a year on your energy bills! Here’s some tips to get you started...

Spend less time in the shower

Keeping your shower time to just 4 minutes could save a typical household £65 a year on energy bills.

Careful with your washing

You can save around £27 a year on your energy bill just by skipping one wash a week for a year and using your washing machine on a 30-degree cycle instead of higher temperatures.

Swap your bath for a shower

Some of us might enjoy a long soak in the bath, but swapping just one bath a week with a 4-minute shower could save you £14 a year on your energy bills.

Just boil what you need

Kettles are one of the most used appliances in the kitchen, so avoid overfilling the kettle and save yourself around £11 a year on your electricity bill.

Fill your dishwasher

Only run your dishwasher when it is full. Reducing your dishwasher use by one run per week for a year could save you £13 a year on your electricity bill.

Washed away

Remember, you’re paying for all the hot water you use so a great way to stop your money going down the plughole is to have a bowl in your kitchen sink for washing up and use a plug in the bathroom sink when shaving or washing.

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