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How to Save Energy in your Bathroom

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With gas prices going up, the last thing you want is a high energy bill too. There are many ways you can go about being energy efficient. From the appliances used to the amount of time, you use them for.

Instead of having those energy bills sneak up on you, here are three different ways to save energy in your bathroom. These three ideas can help with your overall home energy savings.

Unplugging items when you’re done using them

So you may be wondering if you use that much energy in the bathroom. A hairdryer uses energy every minute that it’s in use. Think about when you were about to head out for the night and forgot to unplug the hairdryer. You may have set it off, but it was still using energy since it was still plugged in.

Yes, you read that right. Many people forget that even though you switch something off, it still uses energy from the socket.

Using smell goods that you don’t have to plug into the wall also helps with home energy savings. Instead of a plug-in, you could substitute for an essential mist diffuser. These can be placed on the counter and operated by batteries. This will help save energy by not having to use power from your bathroom wall plug.

Energy-efficient appliances

To help save energy in your bathroom, you can find great energy-efficient appliances. An energy-efficient shower head helps not to waste the water used. It can cut waste and help with overall home energy savings.

Hair tools are probably what we use the most in-wall plugs of the bathroom. We love to have excellent hair tools, but we can also have ones that don’t pull too much energy. When going to buy a hairdryer, think about the wattages. The lower the wattage means the less energy that is being used. Here are five low-wattage energy-efficient hair dryers that still do a great job. A low-wattage energy-efficient hairdryer will still get the job done while also saving energy. It sounds like a win-win situation!

Light usage

Lighting alone is most of the energy used in an average household. The first suggestion is simple; just make sure to cut out the lights. Once you make it a habit to cut the light out once you leave, you’ll be able to save a good amount. An energy saver can also be switching the kinds of light bulbs that you use in your bathroom. Switch out incandescent light bulbs with energy-efficient ones. This could be a lower wattage or an LED bulb. An LED bulb is excellent energy-efficient lighting. Your wallet will thank you for replacing the high wattage bulbs with energy-efficient bulbs.

Save money with a fixed-rate energy plan

Making your bathroom more energy efficient means less energy being used, which is better for your wallet. If you practice these tips, you will be able to have more home energy efficiency. If you have more questions or would like to explore your energy service options, please contact us.