A bathroom remodel is one of the most exciting ways to create newness and beauty in your home. A remodel doesn’t have to be huge to make a big difference, however. Small changes like purchasing a low-flow toilet and taking steps to make sure your fixtures conserve energy can cut your water usage by nearly half, making bathroom remodeling make complete sense. This article shares some tips for making your bathroom energy efficient without tons of hassle.
Choosing a High-Efficiency Shower
Switching out the head of your shower is a quick way to reduce water usage in the home. An older showerhead might use up to three gallons of water each minute. A new, energy-efficient model installed by us can reduce that amount to 1.5 gallons or less per minute. Unlike older energy-minded shower heads that would sacrifice water pressure in the name of saving water, advancements in technology make it hard to tell a difference between standard and energy-efficient models.
Choosing a High-Efficiency Sink
Your sinks probably consume more water than you realize. Between washing dishes, letting the water run while you brush your teeth and hands, and using the sink to water plants and pets, a lot of water escapes your faucet. Having a high-quality faucet installed will help solve this water wastage issue, without sacrificing much water pressure. This can be done with a special type of faucet that mixes aerated air with your water. We can install this for you in almost no time!
Choosing the Right Bathroom Lighting
Long gone are the days when incandescent lights ruled. Now even compact fluorescent lights are going out of style, replaced with the more efficient LED bulbs. These are a great choice in bathrooms, an area that needs to be well-lit. These lights can be installed directly in your ceiling for bright illumination that uses less electricity. The bulbs last a long time as well: about 70,000 hours on average.
Choosing a Low-Flow Toilet
Another item in your home that eats up a surprising amount of water is your toilet/ In fact, over 20% of the average home’s water usage is due to their toilet. An easy fix is to have a professional install your choice of energy-efficient, or low-flow, toilet. These save about 25 percent of water per flush, a saving that adds up.
Standard toilets use water volume to flush your waste. Modern toilets with special energy-saving features use velocity instead of volume, meaning that less water is used to do the same job. Just by making this switch, you can lower your environmental footprint and your water bill as well.
By remodeling your bathroom, you’re increasing the value of your home, making your place more cozy and comfortable, and doing something good for the environment. By choosing energy-efficient bathroom fixtures, you can lower your monthly energy costs and have a positive impact on the environment. If you’re looking for bathroom renovation contractors in NJ, give us a call at Five Star Remodeling today. We look forward to working with you!