Believe it or not, there are many ways that you can save money on your energy bill and your water bill by making some small changes in the bathroom. For example, two of those energy-suckers include electric toothbrushes and razors that are left plugged in after they are used.
As a plumbing service in Camden County, Burlington County, Gloucester County and also other areas of New Jersey, our technicians have visited many homes where families have let their faucets drip for days (hoping the problem will solve itself) until they actually call a company such as us. If a faucet is left to drip, most homeowners will be paying for up to 20 liters of water that they didn’t use!
Since it’s easier to implement changes into your lifestyle one step at a time, here are three tips we hope you would consider in order to save some energy (and water) in your bathroom:
Stop The Dripping Soon After It Starts!
If you were to navigate over to our “Ways To Save Money” page, this tip is also right at the top of our list for “Saving Energy in the Bathroom.” Why is fixing a leaky faucet right away so important? Besides the fact that you will lose up to 20+ liters of water a day, a hot water drip will also waste energy because it causes your heater to work a little harder. In fact, you might see you energy bill go up a few dollars each month (or around $50 a year) depending on the steadiness of the drip. Lastly, a leaky faucet may be seen as only a nuisance and a few extra dollars, but it can also have the potential to turn into a major problem if the issue is never addressed.
Put A Cap On How Often You Use Battery-Powered Devices.
We know that this tip might be one of the most difficult to consider, especially because having an electronic toothbrush can make your teeth much healthier and cleaner. Also, we know most women need to blow dry their hair before they head out for the day! Therefore, two ways you can save some energy and still use your battery-powered device are to: One, charge your devices fully and allow the battery to run down all of the way. And two, make sure everything is unplugged after you use it! Sometimes, even if you turn a device off, it is never truly off!
Take A Quick Shower Instead Of A Bath.
We’re not saying that you can’t take a bath—but there are definitely some benefits if you take fewer baths and more showers. For those who don’t know, taking a bath actually consumes more water and energy than taking a shower—well of course, than taking a quick shower. When it comes to taking showers, you also need to think about the length of time you are in there. When it all comes down to it, how often you take baths and how long you shower will affect both your water and your energy bills.
These days, we know many homeowners are looking for ways to save money any way that they can. With these few tips we mentioned above, we firmly believe that you will be well on your way!