Water softener savings in a piggy bank

Inflation and the rising cost of living has been a prevalent topic of discussion for many of us, and cutting costs in all areas of our lives seems like the best way forward. Although the rising water prices sit below the average rate of inflation, we still expect to see a 1.7% rise in our yearly water bills. 

To help reduce the worry of a sky-high water bill, we have compiled a list of good water habits, such as installing a water softener, to ensure your water bill stays as low as possible.

Water-Saving Habits To Reduce Your Water Bill

By making a conscious effort to integrate these water-saving techniques into your daily life, you could save hundreds of pounds a year. Who wouldn't want a bit of extra cash to splash on a well-deserved treat?

Turn Off Taps 

Refusing the temptation to leave the taps running in between uses is a fantastic way to cut down your water wastage.

A running tap can use six litres of water a minute. If a family of four all left the tap running when brushing their teeth for 2 minutes, they would waste 46 litres of water every day, which equates to 17,500 litres of water wasted a year!

The solution is simple, if you aren't using the tap, turn it off.

Flush The Toilet Less 

We are all familiar with the saying, "if it's yellow, let it mellow; if it's brown, flush it down", but following this mantra can conserve a huge amount of water and help reduce your water bill. 

The average modern day dual flush toilet uses around 6 litres of water per flush. With the average person using the bathroom around 6-8 times a day, it is no surprise that over a year, one person can use around 13,000 litres of water on flushing alone. 

By not flushing your household toilet every time you use it, you can significantly reduce your amount of water consumption. 

Be Mindful Of Your Washing Machine 

We all need to wash our clothes, so there is no way to get around using a washing machine on a weekly basis. Unfortunately, washing machines use a lot of water per wash. On average, they use about 66.5 litres per wash; however, this does greatly vary on make, model and cycle settings. Assuming the average two person household uses their washing machine twice a week, over the course of a year, the water usage can accumulate to over 10,700 litres a year. 

By making sure that every load is full to the recommended standard, using half load settings for smaller washes and only washing clothes when they need, you can reduce the amount of water consumption by a vast amount and reduce the cost of your water bill. 

Reduce The Use Of Your Kettle 

In Britain, a cup of tea is the holy grail of hot beverages, and many of us enjoy multiple cups throughout the day. However, by filling your kettle up and boiling it every time you want a fresh brew, you increase both your water and electricity bill. We all know that letting the leftover water sit in the kettle will alter the taste of your next cuppa, so many waste the water and pour the excess down the drain. 

Why not reduce the amount you boil your kettle by using a thermal flask to store the leftover water for your next beverage? The Café Range from Runbott is perfect for having some hot water on standby, enabling you to reduce your water waste and the number of times you have to boil the kettle.

How A Water Softener Can Save You Money

Installing a water softener acts as an investment, and in the long run, it can save you more than just a pretty penny. Kinetico are the inventors and suppliers of one of the UK's best soft water solutions, and with over 50 years of experience in the business, our innovative and patented technology can help to reduce your water bill and overall cost of living.

How A Water Softener Can Lower Your Water Bill.

It is a well-known fact that when using soaps and detergents with hard water, it can be difficult to create a sufficient lather. Due to this, you have to run your tap or shower for longer to get that squeaky clean feeling. 

With soft water, the soap will bubble up quickly, allowing you to take a shorter shower or use the tap less when washing up or cleaning your teeth. 

Purchase Fewer Cleaning Products 

As we just mentioned, the minerals in hard water make it difficult to create a lather when using cleaning products. This results in us using more of said product to get the clean results we want. 

When you install a water softener, the regularity of purchasing your household cleaning products and personal hygiene products will decrease by up to 70%. So you could be saving up to £100 per person a year with the introduction of a water softener. 

A Water Softener Can Improve Your Appliances’ Lifespan 

Household appliances, such as washing machines, can be very expensive to replace, so it is understandable that we would want to extend the lifespan of these appliances for as long as possible. 

The build up of limescale in the water and pipes of your appliance can cause them to decay faster than expected. By installing a water softener, the scale-causing minerals are removed, ensuring your appliances last their full life span. 

To discuss how a water softener can help you reduce your monthly budget, you can contact the Kinetico team today.