Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Frugal Bastard Tip Of The Day

On cold winter days we all enjoy a nice hot shower. How would you like to save money while having that nice hot shower?

Turn the cold water off! You aren't wasting as much water and it costs you less as a result. I used to live in a flat where I didn't even need the cold water on, the pressure of the hot water was that useless.

5 comments:

Sam Ward said...

That doesn't make sense. The water used in your shower costs basically nothing. Water usage rates for an average house are like $50 a year. The major cost is that of heating the hot water. You wouldn't even save 1 cent a year doing what you propose.

Sam Ward said...

That doesn't make sense. The water used in your shower costs basically nothing. Water usage rates for an average house are like $50 a year. The major cost is that of heating the hot water. You wouldn't even save 1 cent a year doing what you propose.

Hammy said...

I don't know where your water bill comes from Sam but it's closer to $400 for the amount of water used, and then there is the annual service charge.

If you don't need to heat as much water because you use less in the shower, both your water usage and the heating bill will be reduced. The effect will be much like using a water-saving shower rose.

The comment is a bit tongue-in-cheek also.

Hammy said...

I don't know where your water bill comes from Sam but it's closer to $400 for the amount of water used, and then there is the annual service charge.

If you don't need to heat as much water because you use less in the shower, both your water usage and the heating bill will be reduced. The effect will be much like using a water-saving shower rose.

The comment is a bit tongue-in-cheek also.

Hammy said...

Bugger. Don't know how to edit my comments section.