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How to save water this Water saving week

Water saving week encourages better water economy

Ecocamel water saving shower head

There’s a host of water-saving gadgets available, such as this Ecocamel shower head

Water saving week kicks off today – encouraging you to save water, energy and money.

This government-backed awareness week is running from 12-18 June 2010 and is the perfect time to increase your water efficiency.

For advice about practical ways to do this see the Which? guide to using less water. You can also increase your water efficiency by using water-efficient dishwashers, plumbing gadgets and washing machines – find out the models we’d recommend in our water-saving products review.

Which? washing machine expert Vivienne Fitzroy explains: ‘We test all our washing machines for water usage and energy efficiency. So you can use the product comparison tool in our washing machine review to find a Best Buy washing machine that cleans brilliantly and is still very efficient.’

Water saving and climate change

With energy bills rising to record levels, statistics show that 25% of a home’s heating bill can be directly attributed to heating water and that much of this water is wasted. 

As well as wasting money this also produces unnecessary CO2 which contributes to climate change.

If you’re concerned about your home’s energy and water use, you can find out the most efficient boilers we recommend as Best Buys, as well as our advice on .

Lower your gas and electricity bills

You can compare energy prices and switch to a new gas and electricity supplier on Which? Switch. People who switched with us between 1 October and 31 December 2013 are predicted to save an average of £234 a year on their bills.

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