So with the heating turned off, the main power guzzler apart from the cooker is the hot water. Handily, it is supplied by a combination heater - it warms the water as you use it, rather than having to heat up a whole tank every time. Even so, I have turned it far down, and only really use it for washing dishes and filling the bathroom sink. And so far, in 39 days, I have had only one hot bath! The shower, however, is on a separate system, one which also heats the water as it emerges. It too is currently set at luke-warm.
For why is it that the hot shower is so desirable in the morning? Simples: because when we wake up, we are cold. We have not eaten since the previous evening, and our body is making no heat of its own. That's why we need duvets, after all. The hot shower makes up for that cold, warming the blood at the start of the day, and taking away the shivers.
|Actually coffee here :-)|
Besides, it is so much easier to get out of bed knowing that your first act is going to be drinking a nice cup of tea.
Total Daily Expenditure: £8.11
(weekly food shop)