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Ellies tips on saving water, electricity

Ellies tips on saving water, electricity

Feb 11, 2014

Ellies Renewable Energy 11 February 2014 ~ Massive amounts of water are wasted in our homes every day. This not only cost increasing amounts of money, but it’s not doing our planet any favours.

According to recent reports, huge areas of the world are drying up and a billion people have no access to safe drinking water – and experts say the world is “standing on a precipice”.

In assisting individuals, families and companies to see where each one of us can help to save this precious resource, Ellies – a leading supplier of “green” resources to the South African market – offers a variety of products and tips to make sustainable living accessible to all. Consumer tips on the Ellies Renewable Energy website create awareness of the products available to assist in saving money while literally saving our planet. Some of these include:

Fix leaks, go solar
You can significantly reduce hot water use by simply repairing leaks in fixtures such as taps, showerheads and pipes. The less hot water you waste the less your geyser has to work reheating your water. Check your geyser for any leaks call a plumber to repair or replace your geyser if you find leaks. This is also a good opportunity to explore the option of purchasing a solar geyser.

Shower heads
While showering uses a lot less water than bathing, an average shower head still dispenses 20 to 30 litres of water every minute. However, by changing the way your shower head dispenses water, shower heads that dispense no more than 10 litres of water per minute will drastically reduce the amount of hot water you’re using – which also reduces the amount of electricity you use.

Remember that your power-hungry geyser needs to reheat new water for all the water you use when showering. So the more water you’re wasting in the shower, the more electricity you’re wasting too.

For tips on the products you can buy to take charge of your water and electricity usage (and bills), visit the Ellies Renewable Energy website.


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