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Saving energy starts with showering

How a mini turbine helps save water, energy and costs when showering

On September 12, Climate Protection Minister Leonore Gewessler[1] presented "Mission 11", which aims to motivate local households to save energy. Among other things, the initiative highlights the potential for savings when showering. One minute less under the shower could reduce energy consumption by 20 percent; the use of energy-saving shower heads is also recommended[2]. Independently of this, tried and tested environmental technology from Austria also promises a major effect with minimal effort. Mini turbines installed between the shower hose and tap can reduce water consumption by up to 40 percent - without the loss of comfort that is often associated with many energy-saving measures.  

Altenberg, September 15, 2022 - Turn off the lights, put the lid on and lower the temperature - there are many ways to save energy in the home. But which ones really make sense and can be implemented easily and without high investments? Showers and washbasins in particular offer huge savings potential, as they not only consume vast amounts of drinking water, but also a lot of energy. Water heating is the second largest energy consumer in the household after heating. It therefore makes sense to make savings here in order to reduce water and energy consumption and subsequently cut costs andCO2 emissions. A mini turbine from Altenberg can help to do just that without any loss of comfort.

"Conventional water-saving shower heads, as we all know them, reduce water consumption, but at the same time usually also reduce shower comfort, because less water also means less water jet intensity. Our Ecoturbino, on the other hand, generates a highly turbulent and accelerated water-air mixture inside the mini turbine, which means that the intensity of the shower jet remains the same as before, while saving 40 percent hot water, which in turn also reduces energy consumption and costs," explains Rabmer Managing Director Ulrike Rabmer-Koller.

An energy-saving tool for all households  

According to Rabmer-Koller, the innovative mini turbine can help to save water and energy quickly and easily in any household: "The Ecoturbino is basically suitable for all standard shower systems and can therefore be quickly and easily screwed in before the shower hose in existing showers. In terms of sustainability, it was important to us that the existing shower head does not have to be replaced but can continue to be used."

Savings of over 100 euros per person possible    

With Ecoturbino, water consumption in showers is reduced by around 40 percent without any loss of comfort. "Most showers in households have a flow rate of 12 to 15 liters per minute. With Ecoturbino, you can reduce this to as little as 7 liters per minute," says Rabmer-Koller. Expressed in figures, this means that with the mini-turbine, a three-person household can save 30,000 liters of water and 1,200 kWh of energy or 300 euros in household costs per year. Depending on how much showering is done, the purchase pays for itself after just a few months.


Tip from the energy-saving expert     

"Most people are not even aware of how much hot water they actually use when showering," Rabmer-Koller is convinced and offers the following tip: "You can easily find out how much water you use in the shower with a bucket test. To do this, place a bucket in the shower, turn the water on full and let it run into the bucket for a minute. If you place the bucket on a scale, the weight shows the number of liters per minute. This shows you how much water you are currently using. You can then find out your individual savings potential using our online savings calculator at www.ecoturbino.com."

[1 ] Together with Minister of Labor and Economic Affairs Martin Kocher, Barbara Schmidt, Secretary General of "Österreichs Energie" and Franz Angerer from the "Austrian Energy Agency"

[2] https://mission11.at


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