In a world where we're more energy-conscious then ever, we're supporting Big Energy Saving Week 2022 to help you make the most of the energy in your bathroom, keeping bills to a minimum and of course helping the planet where possible! #EnergyKnowHow
In order to make your bathroom a more energy efficient room in your home, we're recommending 10 of the best ways to reduce consumption and with any luck, your bill payments too! We've put them into one handy and easy to follow guide:
1. Perhaps the simplest of our energy saving tips – Turn the taps off if you're not using them! - It’s estimated that you use around 6 litres of water per minute whilst brushing your teeth with the tap running! A simple fix could save you hundreds a year!
2. Don’t flush cotton buds down the drain - An average flush contains 7 litres of water. 7 litres of wasted water for one or two cotton buds that weigh no more than 1 gram. Put it in the bin and save money instead of spending it on wasted water.
3. Install a dual-flush toilet and save up to 80 litres per day! - Dual-flush toilets are one of the easiest ways to save water whilst changing nothing about your lifestyle. Most of our toilets are dual-flush and whilst competitively priced also saves you money off your water bills with every flush! See which one suits you best here.
4. Switch your radiator to an electric heated towel rail. - Electric heated towel rails operate using your home's electricity supply which could save you energy and money over a traditional radiator working on your boiler system. Many of these come with a thermostat meaning you can control the temperature and switch to 'off' when your bathroom isn't in use, despite needing the heating on in the rest of your home. Check out our selection of heated towel rails here!
5.Take a shower instead of a bath. - An average bath uses 80 litres of water compared to a shower an 8-minute shower which used 62 litres – to put it in context, it is recommended we drink between 1.5 and 2 litres of water a day. By having a shower instead of a bath you are saving enough water to meet those requirements of an adult for 9 whole days. Don't be fooled though, showering in the right enclosure can still give the relaxing feeling of a bath, check out our enclosures here.
6. Bathe responsibly! -If you just can’t resist the urge to fill your tub and sink into a world of relaxation after a tough week at work then you could still save water and money in the process! Don’t fill the tub right up – water is displaced when you get in so more often than not you’ll overfill the bath and waste litres upon litres of water.
7. Drop your temperature - Heating water uses a lot of energy so next time, turn your shower or bath to a slightly cooler temperature than usual. You probably won’t notice the difference in temperature after a few minutes but you’ll notice the drop in bills! Our thermostatic shower valves are a great way of controlling your temperature.
8. Fix any leaking taps. - Up to 5,500 litres per year can be wasted from a leaky tap – that’s enough to fill a paddling pool every week for the entire summer! However, all of our taps come with a standard 10 year ‘Fit and Forget’ Guarantee, meaning you won’t have to worry about leaky taps! If that doesn't convince you then take a look at our promises!
9. Use LED lighting where possible - It is common knowledge that LED bulbs last longer but did you know they use up to 80% less energy than a standard light bulb? That's why our full range of bathroom lighting are compatible with LED bulbs!
10. Use motion sensors where possible - In a family home, it's a constant battle making sure things are switched off so using products with internal motion sensors is a fail safe way to make sure energy is saved where possible! Our Bally range of LED mirrors are a perfect example of this in a modern day bathroom!
We hope these tips have helped and if you need any more support, please visit Energy Saving Trust for more information.