Saving energy is important for both saving money and the environment. When it comes to your home, an energy efficient bathroom is one of the key areas you can save a significant amount of energy and therefore, money. Here are some useful ideas on how you can design your bathroom with energy efficiency in mind.

Low-flow shower heads

Showering can account for a significant part of your home’s energy usage. This is because it requires not only a large amount of water but also potentially a lot of either gas or electricity.

Installing a low-flow showerhead can cut down on the amount of water used in your home without compromising on quality. It is an effective tool to make sure that the entire household conserves both water and energy at all times with nozzles constructed to emit smaller droplets while still maintaining enough pressure to ensure it feels like a regular showerhead.

Low-flow toilets

If you’re looking to update your bathroom, consider installing a low-flow toilet in your bathroom design. Low-flow toilets use less water per flush than traditional toilets. Toilets account for nearly 30% of the average home’s indoor water use, so a low-flow model can make a big difference to your water bill if you’re on a meter.

Efficiently running boiler

Your bathroom will at least in part run off of your boiler, whether that’s your heating, your hot water, or both. Getting an annual boiler service from a Gas Safe boiler engineer will ensure that your boiler is working at optimal efficiency at all times.

Energy-efficient lighting

LED light bulbs are best to ensure that you are saving as much energy as possible on your electric bill. If you’re redesigning your bathroom, make sure that the lighting you choose can be LED, and only get as much lighting as you need to be able to see safely.

 Design an energy efficient bathroom with Deacon Plumbing and Heating

Get in touch with Deacon Plumbing and Heating to look into ways to design an energy efficient bathroom, or to ask about boiler servicing.