videoWe’re taking a much shorter shower now that gas prices are high. Seven out of ten Dutch people do this to save gas and therefore money.
This is evidenced by a survey conducted by Kieskompas in cooperation with the ANP, which was completed by 7,600 people who heated their water at home with gas. Older adults in particular report that they shower less, according to this study. 85% of those over 65 want to get out of the bathroom faster. In the 18- to 34-year-old, this percentage is about 60 percent.
Taking a shorter shower can make a big difference, Milieu Centraal’s Marlon Mintjes calculated as a result of the research. “At the current average price of gas – three euros per cubic meter – it will save 190 euros a year if it doesn’t rain for nine minutes, but the five-minute average. If you have a water-saving shower head, an extra 70 euros will be added.
A five-minute shower is also a saying of a national energy-saving campaign that the government launched in April: “Turn the switch too.” These seem to have converted a lot of people, if we are to believe the research. Mingis: In general, the Dutch find it difficult to break a fixed habit. So this is a sign that people are finding it necessary to save on their energy bill.”
It gets colder, and turning on the heating is a ghost for many, so it can be cold in the house. Isn’t it tempting to stay under that warm shower a little longer? Mintjes: You can also shower less often and then, for example, pamper yourself once a week with a longer shower. And you can turn off the tap when washing your hair with soap or shampoo.”
In addition to short showers, do you have more savings tips? Independer lists a few.
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