Bathroom Updates That Pay Off
Easy bathroom makeover ideas to save energy and money.
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Few things are as satisfying as a bathroom refresh. But when your updates save you money in the long run, it’s like icing on the cake. With these helpful tips and products, you’ll save on energy and water costs while creating a bathroom you love.
Because bathrooms account for more than 50 percent of all indoor water usage, it’s important to consider showerheads that increase your water efficiency. But being energy conscious doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice a great shower experience.
Energy efficient showerheads with integrated pressure compensators are a great way to conserve water while maintaining strong water pressure. They ensure consistent flow and come in a wide range of shapes and spray patterns so you can create your perfect shower.
Many showerhead models also offer thermostatic valve (or TSV) technology. Once the water reaches a certain temperature, the valve slows the flow to a trickle until you’re ready to get in. This can save thousands of gallons of water, as well as the energy used to heat it, so you can enjoy your showers without being wasteful.
Smart Water Assistants
These handy monitors protect your home from leaks, conserve water, and help lower your energy costs. Smart water assistants are easy to install under one sink and a single unit works to monitor the entire home. Track your water use daily and monthly. Over time, the monitor learns your plumbing system and can provide insight into your water use down to the fixture. Your smart water assistant can even send a text alert in the event of a pipe leak or local freeze warning.
Bright Ideas for Lighting
For a quick and easy update, re-evaluate your lighting. Swapping out a light fixture in a space as small as a bathroom can have a huge impact. But don’t stop at the fixture—brighten your routine with LED bulbs. Try A19 bulbs, which use up to 90 percent less energy than standard bulbs and provide a bright, clear light. For great lighting with a more decorative look, use efficient LED globes.
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