Hansgrohe's tips for saving water: It is becoming increasingly important to conserve this precious resource – every drop counts

Hansgrohe's tips for saving water

Protect the environment and save it in the process: it's as simple as that

Anyone can save water: some surprisingly simple tricks can often help you to protect our environment and reduce energy consumption. Sometimes it's a question of technical innovations, but sometimes all that's needed is to replace a seal. Last but not least, we can make small changes to our everyday habits. It's more important than ever to save water, because providing drinking water from a technical point of view and waste water treatment are becoming increasingly expensive. Everywhere we see urbanisation, industry and increasing demands competing for that scarce resource, drinking water.

Find out what you can personally do every day for the environment and for your budget here:

When washing your hands, cleaning your teeth, or shaving: don't leave the water running

Depending on the mixer, some 7 to 20 litres of water are lost in this way – every minute! Turn off the water when you don’t actually need it or use a tooth brush beaker. A wet shave requires only a small amount of water, which you can run into the bowl before shaving.

Constant dripping wastes thousands of litres every year

At first glance, a dripping mixer may well have little effect on the individual water bill. But the sheer number of households means that the extra consumption for the community adds up to an unnecessary extra for water treatment. Think of the environment and get the mixer sealed as soon as possible.

For a full bath, you need at least 140 litres of water

Showering, however, consumes far less water, particularly when using a Hansgrohe shower with EcoSmart technology. Incidentally, the most economic shower is the Crometta 85 Green, our 6-litre shower. For a three-minute shower, water consumption is only 18 litres – without sacrificing any of the pleasure.

EcoSmart technology from Hansgrohe

EcoSmart in mixers:
the aerator integrated into the spout of the mixer enriches the water with air. This decreases consumption by up to 60 percent to around 5 litres per minute. A precision elastomer reacts automatically to changes in the water pressure and changes its shape, ensuring that the water flow is limited at a constant level.

EcoSmart in showers:
a special flow regulator and specially adapted spray jets also make it possible to save up to 60 percent of the water used by conventional showers when showering. The flow is limited to approx. 6–9 litres per minute – but with the same high level of comfort.
This is made possible by the EcoSmart regulation technology which uses an O-ring which reacts flexibly to the water pressure: if this is high, the ring decreases the aperture, while at low pressure it increases it correspondingly and thus keeps the water consumption constant. Because less water needs to be heated overall, the smart EcoSmart technology helps to save energy as well.

A large portion of drinking water is the water used for flushing the toilet

Installing a flush/stop button or a dual flush system is particularly worthwhile, since small flushes usually don’t require more than 3 litres of water. This can save up to 8,000 litres of drinking water per person per year (8 cubic metres: your water supply company bill will tell you what that represents in your locality).


Water-consuming appliances: pay attention to energy efficiency and capacity

When buying a new washing machine or dishwasher, pay attention to their energy efficiency class, and choose a class A or, even better, A+ or A++ model.

Use water efficiently: don't run washing machines and dishwashers half empty. Only set the machine going when it is optimally loaded. More often than not, the pre-rinse or prewash program is not necessary.

Limit hot water consumption – protect the environment

Anyone without solar collectors on the roof or not using geothermal energy invariably consumes fossil fuels for hot water provision. Therefore: people who save hot water are also reducing consumption of carbon dioxide, which damages the climate. A household of four people can reduce consumption of CO2 by up to 600 kg per year by using water-saving showers.


AirPower technology by Hansgrohe

Are you looking for a more intensive pleasurable shower experience? By infusing water and air with the Hansgrohe AirPower technology, the droplets become plumper, the shower spray becomes more voluminous, the shower experience more intensive.

Single lever mixer instead of two handle mixer

It is quicker to set the desired water temperature with a single lever mixer than with a two handle mixer, and this reduces the amount of water going to waste down the drain.

Buying habits have an influence on water consumption

For example, producing 1 kg of paper made from fresh fibres creates 100 litres of waste water, while the production of recycled paper obtained from waste paper uses only 15 litres of water per kg, and conserves resources. When buying toilet paper or writing paper, look out for "Blue Environmental Angel" certification.


Be mindful of conserving resources when grocery shopping

Often, fruit and vegetables have travelled a long way by the time they get to our supermarkets, and a lot of water has been used in producing and processing them. Think about it: regional seasonal produce is often healthier and more environmentally friendly.



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