## showerhead savings calculations

### How your savings are calculated

## Step 1 find cost per gallon$2.80 fresh water + $2.80 waste water = $5.60 per 1000 gallons $5.60 / 1000 = $0.0056 per gallon |

## Step 2 find daily gallon usage30 mins x 2.5 gallons per min = 75 30 mins x 1.75 gallons per min = 52.5 |

## Step 3 find the difference in gallons used75 - 52.5 = 22.5 gallons savings |

## Step 4 find the cost savings in water22.5 x $0.0056 = $0.1260 water savings per day |

## Step 5 find the number of heated gallons of water75 x 60% = 45 gallons of heated water per day 52.5 x 60% = 31.5 gallons of heated water per day |

## Step 6 find the number of degrees of heating water140 water heater temp - 57.5 cold water temp = 82.5 degrees |

## Step 7 multiply the number of degrees by the 8.337 BTUs it takes to heat one gallon of water one degree8.337 BTUs x 82.5 degrees to raise by = 687.8025 BTUs to heat 1 gallon to desired temp |

## Step 8 take into account the hot water heater efficiency687.8025 BTUs / 85% = 809.1794 |

## Step 9 multiply your efficiency adjusted BTUs by the number of gallons to be heated809.1794 BTUs x 45 gallons to heat = 36,413.0730 BTUs per day 809.1794 BTUs x 31.5 gallons to heat = 25,489.1511 BTUs per day |

## Step 10 convert BTUs to therms36,413.0730 / 100,000 = 0.3641 therms per day 25,489.1511 / 100,000 = 0.2549 therms per day |

## Step 11 covert therms to kilowatt hours for electric water heaters0.3641 therms per day x 29.3071 KWh per therm = 10.6707 KWh per day 0.2549 therms per day x 29.3071 KWh per therm = 7.4704 KWh per day |

## Step 12 find the cost of heating water with electric10.6707 daily KWh use * $0.118 cost per KWh = $1.2591 per day cost 7.4704 daily KWh use * $0.118 cost per KWh = $0.8815 per day cost |

## Step 13 find the difference in electric savings$1.2591 - $0.8815 = $0.3776 electric savings per day |

## Step 14 add the water and electric savings$0.3776 daily electric savings + $0.1260 daily water savings = $0.5036 daily savings |

## Step 15 find yearly and lifetime savings in dollars with electric$0.5036 x 365 = $183.81 yearly savings with electric $183.81 x 15 year estimated life = $2,757.21 estimated lifetime savings with electric |

## Step 16 find yearly and lifetime electric savings10.6707 - 7.4704 = 3.2003 daily KWh savings 3.2003 x 365 = 1,168.1 yearly KWh savings 1,168.1 x 15 year estimated life = 17,522 lifetime KWh savings |

## Step 17 find yearly and lifetime water savings22.5 gallons daily water savings x 365 = 8,213 gallons yearly water savings 8,213 x 15 year estimated life = 123,188 lifetime water savings $0.1260 daily water savings x 365 days = $45.99 yearly water savings |