The Limited Times

Now you can see non-English news...

Four tips on how to reduce your gas consumption while showering

2022-07-05T10:53:13.430Z

Four tips on how to reduce your gas consumption while showering Created: 07/05/2022, 12:35 p.m By: Andrea Stettner Just a few changes in everyday life are enough to save gas - even when showering. Above all, you should keep an eye on your hot water consumption. Especially in summer, when we sweat a lot, the daily shower is indispensable for many. But high hot water consumption also causes gas



Four tips on how to reduce your gas consumption while showering

Created: 07/05/2022, 12:35 p.m

By: Andrea Stettner

Just a few changes in everyday life are enough to save gas - even when showering.

Above all, you should keep an eye on your hot water consumption.

Especially in summer, when we sweat a lot, the daily shower is indispensable for many.

But

high hot water consumption also causes gas consumption to skyrocket

.

Not a good idea, given the looming gas embargo from Russia and drastically increased gas prices.

Economics Minister Robert Habeck therefore recently called on households in Germany to save on gas – and also advised them to take shorter showers.

Because that could significantly reduce gas consumption.

No wonder: According to the NRW consumer advice center,

around 20 percent of our energy consumption goes to heat for hot water

.

But not only the shower time is crucial.

We'll show you some tips that you can use to save gas while you're showering.

If you reduce your hot water consumption when showering, you can save a lot on gas.

© imago/Jochen Tack

Tips for saving gas when showering: Take a shorter shower and use less hot water

  • Take a shorter shower:

    Anyone who spends only five minutes under the shower head instead of seven minutes a day reduces their energy costs by around 30 percent, says the head of the energy efficiency group, Reinhard Loch, to

    tagesschau.de

    .

  • Taking a colder shower:

    Even small changes in temperature can save an amazing amount of gas and therefore money, as the energy expert explains further: “We shower with a water temperature of around 40 degrees;

    To do this, we first have to heat the cold water from ten degrees to 40 degrees, i.e. by 30 degrees.

    If I'm happy with 37 degrees, i.e.

    three degrees less

    , I

    save around ten percent of the energy

    for hot water.” That's why it's also worth using only cold water when washing your hands and brushing your teeth.

  • Use economical shower heads:

    You can also save a lot of water and energy with water-saving shower heads - and with the same shower comfort.

  • Children shower instead of bathing:

    instead of putting their offspring in the bathtub on bathing day, parents should just rinse their little ones off.

    According to

    ntv

    , this reduces hot water consumption by around 50 liters, which you will also notice on the gas bill.

    The general water consumption can also be minimized by taking a shower.

  • These washing tips from grandma are a thing of the past

    View photo gallery

    Saving electricity also reduces gas consumption

    If you reduce your hot water consumption with these little tricks, you can at least counteract a high gas bill.

    But those who save electricity in the household also reduce gas consumption.

    According to the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE), 10.4 percent of Germany's electricity is generated using natural gas

    .

    One of the biggest power guzzlers in the household is the refrigerator – but its power consumption can be reduced immediately with a few tricks.

    (as)

    Source: merkur

    All life articles on 2022-07-05

    Similar news:

    You may like

    Life/Entertain 2022-08-03T03:56:19.718Z
    Life/Entertain 2022-08-02T08:23:10.374Z
    Life/Entertain 2022-07-07T13:17:48.278Z

    Trends 24h

    Life/Entertain 2022-08-02T21:29:17.148Z
    Life/Entertain 2022-08-02T17:41:38.989Z

    Latest

    © Communities 2019 - Privacy