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You can save water in your shower several ways. The obvious one is to take shorter showers, but by fitting low-flow attachments to your shower, you can save an amazing amount of water, saving money and energy in the bargain.

You want figures? OK, a low-flow shower head will save around
3,000 gallons of water for each person every year!

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In the last few years green plumbing technology has improved dramatically and there are now hundreds of new, green plumbing products on the market.

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You could consider the benefits of installing a tankless water heater.

Tank-based water heating systems suffer from standby heat loss. This is due to the fact that your water tank needs to have hot water in it at all times, but most of the time it simply waits for you to need it.

When you don’t need hot water, the system cycles between heating the water and waiting for it to cool to the level where it needs re-heating again.

When you do use hot water in any quantity, cold water flows back into the tank to keep it full. This has the effect of actually lowering the temperature of the water, requiring even more energy to heat it up again!

A tankless water heater simply heats the water on demand. Water pipes are heated directly when the hot water tap is turned on and the water keeps being heated until it is switched off.

This is extremely efficient and minimizes waste, saving you money and minimizing the negative impact on the environment at the same time!

A tankless water heater will cost a bit more to install, but you will make your money back within a year or so. After that you can expect to save up to 50% on all your water heating bills every year.

Plumbing is one of the vital components of your home. If you are renovating or building a new home, use green plumbing methods by installing water saving equipment which will reduce water use and save a lot of money in the long run.

Assess the areas in your home that consume the most amount of water. Replace your old style plumbing fixtures with low flow faucets, low flow shower heads and low flow toilets.
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Your water heater is probably set to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. You can reset it lower to 120 degrees and still have all the benefits.

However, your water heating costs will drop by up to 10% and the environment will benefit from lower energy consumption.