Like most people, you’re probably trying to cut back on how much energy you spend (or waste) in your home. If this is the case, then let’s focus on one of the biggest energy-wasting rooms in any given house: the bathroom. Saving energy in this room is crucial to cutting back on your costs!
Tips to Help You Cut Back on Bathroom Energy Costs
The biggest way to save power in the bathroom is one that most people don’t like to hear. Taking shorter showers can cut back on your usage in a big way. “Water heating is the second largest household energy expense, after heating and cooling,” and shaving off even just two minutes can make a huge dent in what you’re able to do, savings-wise. Similarly, you might want to take a look at the thermostat and adjust your water heater. Consider dropping it down to about 120 degrees (F) and remember to switch it off if you’re going on a vacation!
It’s a smaller waste, but a waste all the same. Leaving lights on around the house when rooms are not in use is a crime that many of us are guilty of. If you’re interested in saving energy, though, then switch off those bathroom lights when you’re not using it. You should also purchase energy-efficient bulbs to save even more power and money. Typically, an easy way to identify the best bulbs is to opt for LEDs over others, like the old incandescents.
Did you know that the fan in your bathroom can actually take heat from other rooms? Just make sure to turn it off when you leave or when not in use. Also, if you have a window in the room and it isn’t the middle of winter, consider opening it a little in the interest of saving energy, since this can greatly improve ventilation within your bathroom.
If you want more tips as to how to cut back on energy costs within your home, and bathroom specifically, then get in touch with Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling. You can talk to an expert about new installations of lighting and wiring, among other things, for your home or business.
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