The best way to make your bathroom energy efficient is fixing the plumbing defects with the help of plumbers. The next thing that you can do is replace your old fittings and replace them with newer, energy efficient ones. More and more people are realizing the importance of switching to energy efficient bathroom fittings and accessories. Energy efficient bathroom fittings not only save significant amounts of electricity and water but also helps you save money on utility bills. Here are a few energy efficient accessories for your bathroom.
You can start saving energy and your utility bills by replacing your existing bathroom lighting with the newer, more energy efficient ones. You can consider installing LED (Compact Fluorescent Lighting) bulbs and lights in your bathroom. These variants cost a little more than traditional and older lighting but help you save a lot of energy year-after-year. These lighting consume less energy than traditional bulbs and last for years, 8,000 hours on average. Not only this but they also brightly light your bathroom which reduces the need for several bulbs and lights.
Low Flow Faucets and Shower heads
A traditional faucet uses about 2-3 gallons of water per minute, whereas an ordinary shower head uses 2.5 gallons of water per minute. The modern, low-flow faucets and shower heads can use up to 40% less water and save about 20%-50% energy usage. This is because these faucets and shower heads use less water without affecting the water pressure from them.
Just like older faucets and shower heads, older toilets also consume a high quantity of water. A traditional toilet uses 3-4 gallons of water per flush. You can make your bathroom, even more, energy efficient by replacing your toilet and toilet tank with the newer, low-flow variants. The energy efficient, low flow toilets consume not more than 1.3 gallons of water per flush thus, helping you to save gallons every flush.
Installing these energy efficient bathroom accessories is a smart way to save water and electricity, and also lower utility as well as water bills. And the good news is that you don’t have to remodel or do any major structural work for installing these fittings and accessories. All you have to do is call our professional plumbers, and we will take care of making your bathroom energy efficient.