Reduce your home’s hot water usage and water heating costs with this friendly reminder. Our water-resistant shower timer lets you know when 5 minutes have expired – the recommended shower time. Use it as a guide to significantly reduce your water usage and the costs associated with heating your water.
The Shower Timer can save you up to $44 per year. Assuming you reduce your shower from 7 minutes to 5 minutes and your showerhead flow rate is 3.5 gallons per minute, this translates to a reduction in heated water from 24.5 gallons to 17.5 gallons. According to the EPA, shower water equals 16.8% of indoor household water consumption, or 17,170 gallons per year, and water costs a national average of $2.81 for every 1,000 gallons consumed. Reducing shower time by 2 minutes then saves roughly $15 in water per year. More importantly, reducing shower time by 2 minutes saves 11 cents per shower in water heating costs (from 38 cents to 27 cents) at an electricity cost of 11.7 cents per kWh. Over the course of a year, this translates to a savings of roughly $75 per year in water heating costs! If you add the savings in water ($15) and water heating ($75), then divide by 2, assuming the average household has two showers, you can save $44 and 2,453 gallons of water per year with the Shower Timer.
Category: Water Saver