November 23, 2011 Leave a comment
A recent survey has revealed some interesting trends. It is claimed that the showering habits of Average Joe have changed. The classic debate of showers or baths now seems to show that showers are not as great as initially thought.
Apparently the average shower lasts eight minutes, a three minute increase on the time previously thought. This uses almost as much water and energy as the average bath. Unilever recorded 2,600 showers by 100 families over a 10-day period and claimed that eight-minute showers use 62 litres of hot water and baths use an average of 80 litres.
This increase is blamed on the rise in the number of households that now use ‘power showers’. These require twice as much water and energy as a bath. It also needs to be kept in mind that it is not only water that is wasted, it is the energy needed for heating the water too. Figures have also been given. Eight-minutes showers would cost an average UK family £416 a year, with power shows doubling the annual cost to £918. Read more of this post