This is one of the small pleasures that we deprive ourselves of to save energy: the bath. However, lounging for a while in your bathtub is not necessarily more water-intensive than a shower! It basically depends on how long you spend underwater.

More precisely, a shower consumes 12 to 15 liters of water per minute, while a bathtub generally has a capacity of 150 to 200 liters, a figure from which the volume of the body must be subtracted. So, taking a five-minute shower will actually save you water, but if you stay longer, you risk consuming as much if not more energy than taking a bath.

The ultimate trick for taking good hot baths while saving energy? Prefer a partial filling of the bathtub. By filling it only halfway, you only use a few hundred liters of water with the same comfort as a large bath… And therefore spend almost as little as taking a shower. Also remember to fill your bathtub according to your morphology, and set yourself a bathing limit per week. Combining savings and pleasures has never been so easy!

You can also reuse your bath water to save money in other rooms of the house: in the toilet, in the kitchen, in the garden… Discover five tips that will change your daily life in our slideshow below.