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Four Ways to Increase Your Home’s Water Efficiency 

Having efficient plumbing practices is not only good for the earth, it also saves you money. Eco Plumber and Gas is committed to providing our clients with superior plumbing services while also doing our bit for the planet, and we want to help you find ways to increase your home’s water efficiency. The shower, toilet and washing machines are the three biggest water wasters, so looking at these appliances first is a great start. 

Shower Efficiency 

One of the biggest water consumers, using up to a third of your household’s water, is the shower. An energy efficient shower head is a wonderful investment that can end up saving you ten thousand litres of water each year. The key areas to look at with your shower head is the total area of spray and distribution of spray. Efficient shower heads not only save water, but they also deliver a more uniform spray which is a much nicer feeling while you’re having a shower! Talk to Eco Plumber and Gas if you want to learn more about getting the most out of your shower.

Low Flow Toilets

“If it’s yellow, let it mellow…” We all know how that saying goes and the reality is that toilets are another one of the biggest water users in your house. Replacing old toilets with energy efficient low flow models can save you thousands of dollars over the lifetime of the toilet and is doing the planet a real favour.

Washing Machines 

Using up to a quarter of your household’s water is the washing machine. Like the toilet and the shower, this isn’t an appliance you can stop using, but there are still ways to reduce wastage. There are a few habits you can change to reduce washing machine water use, like running full loads, using the cold-water cycle and re-using towels more than once before washing them. But what will really have the biggest impact is switching to an efficient washing machine, which can save you tens of thousands of litres each year. 

Recycling Water 

If you are really committed to decreasing water usage and want to go beyond efficient appliances, recycling water is a great idea. Luckily there are affordable options available which allow us to recycle the shower and washing machine’s waste water, using it as irrigation. If you want to hop on the recycling water bandwagon, get in touch and we’ll tell you all about your options, including our favourite, the Watermate grey water recycling.