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 graphicIf two people in your home cut their shower time by a minute each, you could save $30 over 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% and save about $19 a year.