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Save electricity by saving water at home

Taking a shower and saving money
You can save electricity in the shower

Every day we use water, many times we turn on the tap to use water and without thinking we are turning on the tap for hot water without the need for hot water.

Use hot water only when necessary

To tell the truth, we only need hot water when bathing, washing certain clothes and sometimes when doing dishes.

Save electricity when bathing

Although there are many people who like to shower with cold water, to tell the truth, not me. A hot bath is so relaxing, but bathing in cold water is also much healthier. It is not easy to get used to use cold water for bathing, but we can do the following.

First, we know that, when bathing, hot water takes a few minutes to get to the temperature we like, we can fill buckets with cold water and then use them to water the plants or to wash the bathroom or toilet. Gradually use less hot water, after soaking ourselves with water, we can turn off the water while we are soaping ourselves. Then reopen the water to remove the soap. We can also reduce the time we spend in the shower, many of us do not realize how much time we spend in the shower. You could put a stopwatch or if you like listening to music while bathing, notice how many songs take you to take your bath, two or three songs will be enough for a complete shower.

Showers with a counter. That is right, these showers head change color and warn you that it is time to get out of the shower.

Wash your clothes and save energy

Not all clothes have to be washed with hot water, only white. In fact, hot water damages colored clothing. My recommendation is that only white clothes be washed with hot water. Also, it is not recommended to use the hot water mode, unless the clothes are severely dirty, warm water is sufficient.

Save electricity while doing the dishes

Washing dishes is an everyday task. Unless dishes and pans are greasy, you do not need to use hot water to wash dishes. If you have dirty dishes and dishes with grease, this is what I recommend. Start soaping the dishes without grease, when rinsing those dishes, turn on the hot water which will take time to reach the tap. By the time hot water arrives, soak greasy dishes and pans in hot water and let that hot water sit for a few minutes. Then, lather the dishes that were standing with hot water and rinse.


The detail here is to make the most of the water we use. Wasting water does not help us. Let us help our planet and our pocket.

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