Switching to a more water efficient shower head could save you up to £30 a year.
With everyone thinking more about energy at the moment, we’ve put together some helpful tips to help save energy around the home. This page will show you that by switching to a more energy-efficient shower head you could save around £30 a year.
How to switch to a water-efficient shower head
A water-efficient shower head, also known as an eco-shower head, works by aerating the flow of water through the shower.
This means you can use less water while still enjoying a similar shower experience. The less water you need to heat to have your shower means you’ll spend less on energy
Check the shower head is compatible with your shower
Replacing your shower head is a relatively straightforward thing to do, but you’ll need to check the shower head is compatible with your shower.
Do you have an electric shower?
Water-efficient shower heads aren’t recommended for electric showers and these cost-saving benefits can't be achieved with an electric shower.
Electric showers can be expensive to run as they need to heat the mains water very quickly. To save money on your electric shower use, set them at the lowest comfortable temperature and check for any ‘eco’ setting that could help you save money.
Fixed shower heads
Unfortunately, you may find it difficult to find a shower head that fits if you have a fixed shower head.
Is there help and advice for those worried about the rising costs of energy?
Yes, if you are worried about the rising cost of energy and being able to pay your energy bills, we have information on the support and help which may be available.
Find out more about the support available from the government including energy saving tips at the ‘Help for Households’ website.
Our energy saving tips are courtesy of Nesta and Energy Saving Trust
It’s important that you use the energy you need to keep warm, safe and healthy at home. Please visit our trusted partners pages for more information on how to safely implement these tips within your home - Nesta and Energy Saving Trust
Eligibility may vary. Consumer action required. Maximum savings based on reductions from 8-minute shower, original boiler flow temperature of 80 degrees, and 22-degree thermostat, savings based on a three-bedroom, semi-detached, combi boiler gas-heated home in Great Britain, paying 6.9p/kWh for gas and 27.4p/kWh for electricity and correct as of January 2024. Figures on smart meter display are for illustrative purposes only.