There’s nothing quite like a refreshing shower after a strenuous workout in the gym, or a long and relaxing soak in the tub after a stressful day in the office, right? However, with many of us retreating to the bathroom for a healthy dose of TLC on a daily basis, it’s not surprising that it’s one of the busiest rooms in most, if not all households. With this in mind, it certainly pays to keep a close eye on the energy that you use up in your bathroom. After all, although your bathroom is likely to be one of the smallest rooms in your home, it also uses a significant amount of energy.
If you’re looking to save energy in your bathroom, you’ve certainly landed in the right place! We’ve created a helpful guide outlining our top energy saving tips for your bathroom, so you’ll never have to worry about pouring money down the drain again.
Use Less Water
Did you know that 23% of your heating bill accounts for heating water? With this in mind, it’s certainly worthwhile looking at ways you can save money and reduce your energy bills significantly.
And there are lots of ways that you can save water. From taking a shower instead of a bath and installing a water efficient shower head, through to looking out for dripping taps, turning your taps off whenever possible, or installing basin or bath taps which feature an aerated spout. it’s a lot easier to use less water than you might think.
But that’s not all, as technology continues to advance at an unprecedented rate, there are now more opportunities than ever before to integrate energy saving appliances into your bathroom too.
Check your Extractor Fans
Condensation can have a huge impact on the lifespan of your bathroom, as moisture in the air can wreak havoc with your taps, bath and shower. This is why extractor fans are so important in all bathrooms as they work by removing moisture from the air, preventing the condensation from creating mould and damp.
And the good news is, if you purchase an extractor fan with heat recovery capabilities, you will also be able to operate your extractor fan without it impacting as much on your energy bills.
Energy Efficient Lighting
Lighting is an essential component in any bathroom, especially as the majority of us rely on good lighting to complete a number of day to day grooming tasks. And a great way to make significant energy savings is to switch your existing lighting to energy efficient solutions such as LED lights or compact fluorescent lights. These may cost a little more to buy but you will soon reap the long term financial benefits. At BathroomsByDesign, we ensure all our LED lighting options are energy efficient.
Choosing your Bathroom Suite
If it’s time to update your bathroom, make sure you keep energy efficiency in mind when it comes to picking out your new bathroom suite. From choosing a low flush toilet and reduced capacity bath through to installing low flow bathroom tap and replacing your old boiler, there are lots of ways you can save money without compromising on style or functionality.
We have a huge range of energy efficient bathroom suites, fittings and fixtures to suit whatever style it is you love. Get in touch to find out more.