Simple changes on a large scale can have a huge impact. Imagine the difference switching to water-efficient showerheads can have on water usage. Showerheads typically use a little more than two gallons of water per minute. It doesn't seem like much, but it adds up fast. An 8-minute shower would use approximately 17 gallons of water. If you multiply that by 365 days, it adds up 6,205 gallons of water used during showers per year!
According to Clean Technica, switching to a more efficient showerhead has several benefits:
- Water savings - Typically, showers are where we use the second-most water in the home. Efficient showerheads would reduce this amount, leaving more water for others to use.
- Energy saving - Using less water means there's less water to heat, which benefits our heating bills. About 17% of our homes' energy bills goes to heating water, including 6% to heat shower water.
- Less wastewater - The less water being used, means there's less water going into the sewer system, which could reduce your monthly water bill.
And as a bonus, it seems the home improvement DIYers can handle installation.