Install flow regulators and sensors on your taps

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Install flow regulators and sensors on your taps

When you install a flow regulator or sensor on a tap, you can help to restrict excessive hot water flow. This will reduce your hot water costs.

Normal taps can use up to 18 litres of water a minute, however when you install a low-flow tap or aerating tap, you can reduce the flow down to as little as 2 litres per minute.[1] When you put an aerator or flow restrictor onto an existing tap, you can restrict the water flow to less than a third of standard taps.[2]

Flow regulators are inexpensive to buy and are available at hardware and plumbing supplies stores. They can be self-installed, but if you’re not confident in such matters, get a plumber to do it for you the next time they’re doing maintenance work at your business.

Flow regulators are inexpensive to buy and are available at hardware and plumbing supplies stores. They can be self-installed, but if you’re not confident in such matters, get a plumber to do it for you.

Step 9 - Flow Regulator

Installing an electronic sensor on a tap is another way to reduce the excessive use of hot water – particularly in bathrooms where people might leave a hot water tap running.

 

Water efficiency labelling (WELS)  Step 9 - Water Label

The ‘Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme’ (WELS) can tell you which products are more water-efficient than others.

 

Taps: You can find out the water consumption of tap equipment by the star rating and brand at the WELS product search page: EnergyCut.info/wels-taps-comparison

 

Flow controllers: You can find out the water consumption of flow controllers by the star rating and brand at the WELS product search page: EnergyCut.info/wels-flowcontroller-comparison

 

Hair On Wilkes, NSW

Hair On Wilkes has installed flow restrictors on its spray taps which save energy on hot water without compromising the customer’s experience.[3]


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