Bath vs. Shower
05 Aug

Bath vs. Shower

Wanting to reduce the utility bill is a conversation we have all had. One way this can be accomplished is by cutting down the water bill. You may be wondering what is a more effective way to do that? 

Soaking in the Tub or Standing in the Shower

When trying to identify which one conserves more water you have to take into account how long your showers are. A typical bathtub can use approximately 36 gallons of water according to the U.S. Geological Survey. An older shower can use roughly 5 gallons of water a minute. So, after doing the math if your shower is lasting longer than 7 minutes (which is not out of the ordinary) a relaxing bath would use less water.  

Ways to Conserve Water

There are other ways to conserve water. The newer, more efficient low-flow shower heads use about 2 gallons of water per minute. This allows longer shower times without thinking about the water usage.  

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, investing in water-saving fixtures and appliances can save you more than $380 from the $1,000 spent on water on average each year in the U.S.

To learn more about saving and conserving water, contact us today. We can help guide you through low-flow shower heads, water-saving toilets, and fixing any leaks in your home that can be dripping away at your water bill.

Read more about Minor Water Leaks that Can Increase Your Water Bill

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