Take showers, not baths

Woman showering graphicAbout a quarter of your home’s energy use comes from heating water, so use less hot water! Showers typically consume less than half the water used in filling the bath.

 

Time your showers

Shower head and timer graphicFor each member of your household who shortens their shower time by just a minute, you’ll save about $15 a year. Use a beeping electronic timer or waterproof hourglass to remind you to keep it quick — four minutes is usually enough.

 

Turn off water when using the sink

Man shaving graphicTurn the water off when shaving, washing hands and brushing teeth. You can reduce your hot water usage by 5% to save about $19 a year.