The growing interest in sustainability led many homeowners to search for energy-efficient solutions. Adopting energy-efficient strategies such as an energy efficient bathroom can help you lower your utility bills and reduce your carbon footprint.
If you’re looking to upgrade your home, consider adopting an energy-efficient bathroom. Representing a big amount of your energy consumption, bathrooms are the biggest source of water used. If you’re not sure how to start, take these steps.
- Switch out your bathroom bulbs to LED. LED is today’s most energy-efficient lighting fixture. Unlike traditional bulbs, LED uses at least 25% less energy than conventional light bulbs. Switching to LED bulbs will reduce your electricity bills. Other benefits include:
- Durability: LED lights are known to last 20 times longer than conventional light bulbs. A good quality LED bulb can last so much longer than an incandescent bulb.
- LED lighting produces less energy as heat than other lighting types.
- LED bulbs reflect light in a specific direction, this saves energy as you’ll have adequate lighting with LED
3. Invest in low-flow shower heads
Did you know that an average 5-minute shower uses 100 litres of water? This accounts for a big percentage of your residential water use. Using water-saving fixtures can help reduce your waste.
A low-flow shower head is designed to reduce the amount of water used. They can also help reduce the heating cost!
Other benefits include:
- A high-quality low-flow shower head will feel good at high and low pressure.
- They come in different flows and sprays for your preference.
- They help lower the utility bills.
4. Upgrade to a dual flush toilet
Flushing is one of the biggest water hogs in the household. An average toilet approximately uses 10 litres of water per flush. There is a way to cut down on this water usage.
Dual flush toilets are interactive toilets that treat solid and liquid waste differently. Dual flush toilets have different buttons for heavy and light flushing. These toilets are made to improve water efficiency. They’re known for being eco-friendly and sustainable.
5. Get a good ventilation system
Bathrooms naturally get wet and humid. Neither of these is good! A good ventilation system can remove moist air.
A high-quality ventilation fan can save up to 70% on energy on average. It saves energy, saves money, and reduces your carbon footprint.
A good ventilation system can also help prevent mold growth and clears out the air. This can save you money in the long run, as your bathroom will stay clean and fresh for a longer time.
6. Fix any bathroom leaks
Whether it’s a dripping faucet or a leaking toilet, get it fixed quickly! The wasted water can affect your water bill.
One drip per second wastes about 20 litres of water a day! Fixing leaks is an inexpensive solution to saving water!
Ready to Apply Energy-Efficient Solutions to Your Bathroom?
There are many other ways to cut down your energy/water use. If you’re looking to make small changes or to get a complete makeover to be more environmentally friendly, contact us!
Opal Baths and Design’s custom bathrooms are manufactured locally in Canada since 1983! We are a family-owned business that can bring you one step closer to your dream of an energy-efficient bathroom!
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