Every shower you take costs a little bit of water and a lot of power to keep that water warm. If you’ve ever wondered just how much your shower habits cost, this calculator can help you figure it out.
This tool, from the same site that brought you the pizza calculator, lets you input how much you pay for units of water and energy (for heating your water). You then add in how many people live in your house, how many showers they take per day, and how long they stay under the water.
It’s a tool made in the US, but that doesn’t matter. If you can find out how much your water and energy costs, and what your water flow is like, then the dollar value will be accurate.
To no one’s surprise, shorter and fewer showers means you can save money, but depending on your usage, you might be surprised how much. Even in a small household, reducing your average shower time from fifteen to five minutes can save hundreds over the course of a year. Even if the water itself is fairly cheap, don’t forget how much it costs to heat it up to just the right temperature.
Shower cost calculator [Omni Calculator]