Energy-saving Fixtures for Your Bathroom

When homeowners think of saving energy, they trade light bulbs out for energy saving bulbs. They seal windows and doors. They turn off lights and keep the thermostat low. They don’t, however, think of water as an aspect of energy saving. It is a recorded fact that the main usage of water in a home is in the bathroom, to the tune of 65. Energy saving water faucets save up to 40 in water usage. That means a savings of around 45 on the water bill. Energy saving showerheads also help toward savings on the water bill by cutting water usage by 40.Confused? Here ‘s a little help .

Of course, bathroom lighting is important to energy savings as well. Using Energy Star rated light fixtures insures a homeowner up to 30,000 hours of light. The fixtures use florescent bulbs, which use less energy than regular light bulbs. The fixtures will pay for themselves with the savings on the power bill.

If the light fixture is attached to an Energy Star rated exhaust fan, homeowners may save more than just money. Mold and mildew can cause serious lung illnesses and must be avoided. Exhaust fans need to be vented to the outside, not just into the ceiling.