261 lbs CO2 Per Year
$30 Savings Per Year
Take shorter showers to save water and energy, and seriously reduce hot water and heating costs.
Your hot water tank is one of the most energy intensive appliances in your home. Reducing hot water use is one of the best and easiest ways to save money around the house! When it comes to showering, the options for energy savings are: take shorter, fewer, or colder showers. In our experience, people are only really willing to compromise on length—cold showers are a tough sell! Here is your challenge: try reducing your regular shower time by 4 minutes. In one month you will save about 164 gallons of hot water. In a year, you will save over 2000 gallons of water! A couple of fun ways to time yourself: Use a cooking timer! Or, if you are musically inclined, shower to your favorite song or two—when it ends, hop out!