Why You Should Take Shorter Showers

Everyone loves to unwind and refresh with a relaxing, steamy shower, but you may be costing yourself hundreds of extra dollars each year with your long shower sessions — the average American showers for eight minutes, using approximately 17 gallons of water in the process.

By reducing your shower time to five minutes, you can save money, conserve water, and help your plumbing last longer.

Shorter Showers Cost Less

With a showerhead that produces a flow rate of 2.1 gallons per minute, a five-minute shower would consume approximately 10 gallons of water. That cuts your consumption down by more than half!

Greater Water Conservation

If you or a family member take 30-minute or even hour-long showers, you can easily use between 68 to over 100 gallons of water. Cut down on your shower time by setting a timer and turning the water off while you wash your hair and body.

The truth is that fresh water sources, which we use for drinking and everyday life, are not as abundant as saltwater. In fact, only 3 percent of the entire planet's water supply is fresh water, and just 0.5 percent of that is reserved for drinking.

Conserving water by taking shorter showers helps prevent droughts and shortages while also protecting your pipes, reducing energy consumption, and saving money on both water usage and heating.

Have You Encountered a Plumbing Problem?

Frequent showers, especially ones that are long and in homes with high water pressure, can wear down your plumbing faster. If you run into any difficulties with your plumbing and need assistance, contact Proactive Comfort by calling (603) 239-2346.

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