Top Tips To Save Energy Costs In Your Bathroom

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In an era where energy costs are continuously rising, it is important that we can reduce our usage in order to save ourselves some money. When most of us think of the bathroom, we may not consider it as a room that uses much energy. However it can play a bigger part than you may think.

Did you know that our water use at home contributes to our energy bills and our household carbon emissions?

Saving water can not only reduce your water bill (if you’re on a water meter), but it can also reduce your energy bills and your impact on the environment. Read on for our top tips to help you save in the bathroom.

Change Your Shower Head

If a family of four replaced their inefficient shower head with a water efficient one, they could save around £55 on their gas bills and around £45 on their water bills (if they have a water meter) each year. That’s a total saving of around £100.

Fix That Drip

A dripping tap can waste thousands of litres of water a year, so make sure your taps are properly turned off and change washers promptly when taps start to drip.

Change To LED Bulbs

If your bathroom light needs changing, replace it with an LED bulb. Across an average house, replacing old light bulbs with energy efficient LEDs could save £55 a year.

Reduce Shower Time

Shortening the time that you spend in the shower will reduce the volume of water that goes down the drain, as well as saving you money on the energy used to heat the water. Keeping your shower time to just 4 minutes could save a typical household* £70 a year on their bills – and an extra £60 on their water bill, if metered.

Try Use More Cold Water

Did you know that heating water for use in our homes makes up about 12% of a typical gas-heated household’s energy bills? Try washing your hands and face in cold water if you can.

Install An Electric Towel Rail

Contrary to popular belief, running this electrical appliance is expensive. You only need to use it wisely. Turn it on and off at appropriate times. It isn’t necessary to keep it on the whole day. You only need to keep it on for a few hours each day.

Check Your Extractor Fan

Check your extractor fan once in three months. If there’s a build-up of dust and grime, use a clean cloth or cotton wool buds to clean the blades of the fan. This will ensure the fan will run smoothly & economically.

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