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Save water and money by using a shower timer

Shower Timers

Do you like to take long, and especially hot, showers regularly? Besides making your skin dryer you will also waste money and water (30% of all home water consumption is in the shower) on those long hot showers.

But fear not! Technology in form of "high-tech" sandglass timers is here to help you.

When buying a shower timer you should look for a four minute timer. Don't forget that the timer should also be waterproof!

But why four minutes and not just invest in a water-efficient showerhead and shower as much as you like? Because by using a brand new water-efficient showerhead for 15 minutes will still waste more water than a 4 minute shower under an old showerhead.

The sandglass timers from the image above come in six different waterproof designs and the price starts at $3 for the most basic one.

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This is great information. The best part is that you really are moving toward improving the enviroment. Plus when it comes to beauty tips, the less time you are in the shower and the less hot water you use the better your skin will be. Hot water sucks the moisture out of your skin leaving it dry and flakey, thus you spend more money on moisturizers and wasting plastic containers. It seems like a win win situation to use less water!

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