Using less water, particularly hot water, can save you energy! Hot water heating accounts for 25% of a household’s energy bill. So, if you use less water, you use less energy heating water.
Here’s a list of things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint by adjusting your water use:
- Wash clothes in cold water (saves 3 pounds of carbon dioxide per load)
- Turn down the temperature on your hot water heater (10 degrees saves 9.5 pounds CO2 per month) and insulate it (save 32 pounds per month)
- Install low flow showerheads and faucet aerators (saves 3.75 pounds CO2 per day)
- Turn the water off while you’re soaping up the dishes (saves 1.5 pounds CO2 per load of dishes)
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