Simple ways to SLASH YOUR WATER BILL
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Question 1: I want to reduce our family’s water bill. What’s a plan?
Answer: Start with the bathroom. Repair any water drips or leaks but for real savings replace your old showerheads with the latest three-star-rated versions. Old showerheads use up to 25 litres/min, compared to a three-star-rated unit using under half.
Q2: What does the three-star-rating mean?
A: The Federal Government’s Water Efficiency and Labelling Scheme (WELS) requires a range of household appliances to be rated and labelled according to their energy efficiency. At present the highest rating for showerheads is three stars. Models with this rating use between six and nine litres of water a minute.
Q3: So it’s a bit of a no-brainer then?
A: People usually shower for at least five minutes so a family of four could easily be saving over 50,000 litres a year. That’s the equivalent of a swimming pool. It also triggers a saving in water-heating costs. You can save even more water by making sure your bathroom also has a dual-flush toilet and water-efficient taps.
Q4: What are some replacement options for my shower?
A: Go online for bathroom advice & options to sharpe-ers.com.au. We can supply & install a replacement three-star-rated showerhead from $145. A classy three-star rail shower, from $285, will give your family maximum versatility with adjustable height settings and the head is removable. Great for bathing toddlers.
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