A bathroom is one of the spaces in your home that will add to your electricity and water bill quickly, you need to take reasonable steps to reduce the energy you use, saving on your bills and enjoying an energy saving bathroom.
You don’t have to take your energy saving to the extreme, I’m not talking about solar panel or wind power, but rather just taking small steps that can save you money in the long run.
Check for Leaks
One way to use more water than necessary is through the smallest leak. Did you know that a leaking tap that drips every few seconds can fill an entire bucket within a day? That is a lot of wasted water.
Never mind a leaking tap in a basin that is set on a vanity can cause plenty of damage, it can soak through the wood, cause mould and leave your bathroom an unhealthy place to be in.
Most leaks is just a washer that needs replacing and the small amount of money you will spend on a washer can save you fortunes in the long run.
Shower Rather Than Bath
It’s a known fact that having a five minute shower can use a fraction of the amount of water it would take to fill a bath. While in the winter months a bath is welcome to warm your chilled bones, in the mornings try and reduce your bathing to a quick five minute shower to help you save water in your bathroom.
A main bathroom light can drain electricity, rather opt for back lit bathroom mirrors which will offer your bathroom a gentle glow when getting ready in the mornings with the light concentrated on the mirror so you can get ready with ease before work.
Back lit bathroom mirrors are an ideal choice when trying to save energy in the bathroom, they also have the advantage of giving the bathroom a lighter hue rather than a glaring bright light first thing in the morning.
There are plenty of ways to save energy in the bathroom, I’ve only just touched the surface by fixing leaks, showering rather than using a bath and adding back lit bathroom mirrors to light your bathroom. There are also energy saving taps and toilets to choose from, though this is where the expense comes in, these are worth looking at when you are about to renovate your bathroom rather than just make some small changes.