Small changes can reap great benefits. Even something as small as replacing an older showerhead with a new water-saving one can make a difference. By swapping out your existing showerhead for a water-saving one you can conserve water and energy for future generations while saving money.
Showering is not only an important part of the day but according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “one of the leading ways Americans use water in the home, accounting for nearly 17 percent of indoor water use.”1 This equates to nearly 40 gallons per day and nearly 1.2 trillion gallons of water used in the U.S. annually … just from showering!1
According to the EPA, by replacing one showerhead with a WaterSense labeled model, it’s estimated “the average family can save 2,900 gallons of water, the amount of electricity needed to power (a) home for 13 days and more than $70 in energy and water costs every year.”1 The EPA states “you can save four gallons of water every time you shower with a WaterSense-labeled showerhead.” And, just think that’s from only changing one shower head. Imagine if you multiply that by the number of bathrooms in your home and see what an impact you will have! If every family in the United States took this water-saving step, 260 billion gallons of water could be saved each year.1
Don’t forget that it’s not only water that gets used during a shower; it’s also the energy needed to heat that water. By switching to water-saving showerheads you will be saving on energy costs too. When you’re using less water to shower, less water will need to be heated, thereby saving you money on your energy bills.
Remember, if you are looking for a way to conserve resources and save money, look no further than your showerhead, something so small that you can make such a big difference. Michael’s Plumbing is your local Central Florida, plumbing expert. We love helping out our neighbors so feel free to give us a call with all of your plumbing questions or concerns, (407) 219-9772, or contact us online.
1 “Shower Better.” EPA, Environmental Protection Agency, 27 July 2018, www.epa.gov/watersense/shower-better.