Who doesn't love taking hot showers? Hardly anyone we'd guess. Except being a fantastic way to relax after (or ahead of) a long day, taking a long shower also means a huge loss of water and energy used to heat it up. We're not going to explore environmental effects here but they're certainly not very positive either.
According to statistics showers account for third largest water use in a household, after toilets and clothes washers (and the latter ones sometimes get overtaken by showers too). We believe the first step in limiting our water usage starts with awareness and this is exactly what this tool will help you with. We based the calculations on the most popular electricity-powered water heaters and ran the equations around our office. Most people were surprised how much money they could be wasting this way. Will they limit their shower time or choose to take it less frequently? We should hope so.
Now, back to you. To give you the most accurate estimations we will need several details from you. First of all, tell us how many people live in your household, how many showers they take on average and what's the average duration of each. Based on your location we'll try to grab the latest prices of water and energy in your area and will use it to calculate the costs. Last thing is shower flow rate so the amount of water that's pushed through shower head every minute. We set a default value already but feel free to edit it depending on your shower head. If you're not aware of this metric you're probably good to go with what we set, unless you use some super-efficient or ancient technology to power your shower.
Based on these numbers the tool will tell you how much a single shower costs and how much you could be spending per month or year. Sounds like a lot of money? Feel free to play with the numbers, lower the duration by just a minute and see how it will affect the results. Research some water-saving shower heads and see how they would affect your spendings. And maybe consider limiting your washes to just one per day for starters? Options are countless and the tool will update automatically with every change. On top of water and energy costs you'll most likely also pay for savage and the exact amount will be dependent on the water used. We didn't take this factor into consideration in this tool due to differences in calculating the costs around the world. Keep those in mind too though and they will make every minute of your shower even more expensive!