Don’t splash out on a hot bath! Water company warns families to take showers instead of filling the tub to save money during cost-of-living crisis
- The cost of taking a bath will almost double in 2023 as energy tariffs rise in April
- Yorkshire Water claims the annual average price per household will hit £1,023
- The firm suggested that households take four-minute showers to make savings
If you prefer having a bath over a shower, be prepared to splash the cash this year.
The cost of taking a hot bath will almost double in 2023.
Yorkshire Water claims the annual average price per household is set to hit £1,023 and families should use showers instead to make savings.
Running a bath was the most costly domestic use of water, according to the firm’s study – which found running baths rose from an average of £303.70 a year in 2021 to £542.88 in 2022.
Yorkshire Water claims the annual average price per household is set to hit £1,023 and families should use showers instead to make savings
And energy tariff rises due in April will raise this to £1,023, the Teapot Index study suggests.
Yorkshire Water claims the average household could save £700 a year with steps including halving average shower times to four minutes and switching from three baths to five showers a week.
Spokesman, Emily Brady, said: ‘Managing water use in the home is a great way to keep bills down.
‘The environmental benefits to saving water are well known, but there are also great cost savings to reducing your usage – especially when it comes to heating water.’
The research also found households spent 80 per cent more boiling their kettles last year – up from £10.37 to £18.69.
At the same time, the yearly cost of using a dishwasher went up from £133 in 2021 to £237 in 2022, while the figure for using a washing machine rose 95 per cent to £222.77.
The company said that making sure your washing machine is full before putting a load of laundry on could save between £66 and £124 a year.
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