Water - Conservation, Heating & Waste
We’re used to water flowing freely in our homes in the UK, but to support a sustainable future we need to be looking at how we reduce water consumption. Reducing consumption isn’t just good for the planet though, it’s good for your wallet too.
Government ambitions to reduce current guideline water usage from 140 litres per person per day to 110 litres mean that we all need to be thinking about how we achieve this.
Flow Restrictors - most new taps and showers come with these as standard. However, check out our retrofit flow restrictors, which reduce the volume of water you use without impacting the effectiveness of the water to do what you need it to.
Rainwater Harvesting - Britain is known for its rain. Rainwater harvesting systems offer an efficient way to capture, clean and filter rain and surface water for use in non-drinking applications. Get in touch to ask about rainwater harvesting for your home.
Water Butts - a simple solution to collecting rain water from your roof for use on your garden.
Did you know that for every mm of limescale on your heating elements, for your immersion heater, boiler, or even kettle, you lose 10% of the efficiency of that heating element?
Put another way, that means that you’ll need 10% more energy to heat the water to the temperature you want – which wastes energy ,and money.
For those of you living in hard water areas a water conditioner offers a great solution to remove and prevent limescale build up, protecting your plumbing, and your wallet, without affecting the quality of the water.
Apart from space heating, water heating is the second most energy intensive activity that your home performs. Head to our Heating pages to find out more about installing efficient low carbon water heating systems.