Energy Saving Ideas for the Bathroom
As a homeowner, you probably understand the importance of making periodic updates. Not only are these updates necessary for your home's appeal and value, but certain improvements can help you save money, as well.
A bathroom remodel can offer an estimated 60% return on your investment but incorporating energy-efficient and water-conserving fixtures into this project can increase the value of your home even further. By opting to use these eco-friendly products, you can help the environment and reduce your monthly energy and water bills.
If you are considering a bathroom remodel, be sure to include one or all of these energy- and water-efficient fixtures:
- Tankless water heater: Although not installed directly into your bathroom, a water heater is essential for taking hot showers and baths. Unfortunately, traditional water heaters utilize a large portion of your total energy. Even though they use this energy constantly to create hot water, traditional water heaters can actually run out of hot water. If you have a large family that takes showers or baths each day, a traditional water heater is not ideal. Consider a tankless water heater while making updates to your bathroom. Tankless water heaters offer the best of both worlds in terms of energy usage and hot water supply. Since they require energy only when you want hot water, they are more energy-efficient options. Tankless water heaters produce an endless supply of hot water for your home and family's needs.
- Low-flow faucets and shower heads: Most homeowners are surprised to learn an average family uses 40 gallons of water when showering each day. Combine this amount with the water used while washing hands, brushing teeth, and shaving, and your home's total water usage can be very high. If you want to conserve water for the environment or reduce your monthly water bills, installing low-flow faucets and shower heads is key. When choosing shower heads and faucets for your bathroom, opt for fixtures with the WaterSense label. This certification from the EPA ensures the fixtures are water efficient. Thankfully, you do not need to worry about having sufficient water or water pressure. WaterSense shower heads and faucets allow an adequate amount of water to flow without any waste. Oil-rubbed bronze, brushed nickel, copper, and even gold-tone faucets are available for your showers and sinks. Due to the incredible variety available, finding a low-flow shower head and faucet suited to your needs and likes will be easy.
- Low flow toilets: Another excellent fixture to include during your bathroom remodel is a low-flow toilet. You may think your current toilet is doing its job perfectly, but it is most likely wasting a great deal of water. On average, traditional toilets use around seven gallons of water with each flush. Multiple flushes by multiple people in your household each day can really add up. Water-efficient, low-flow toilets only use an estimated 1.1 gallons of water with each flush, which is good for both the environment and your finances. If you are like many homeowners, you may be worried about the toilet's ability to remove waste since it uses so much less water. In the past, these efficient toilets did not use enough water and pressure to remove waste from the bowl. However, newer models of low-flow toilets use a vacuum-like design that forces waste out of the bowl without an excess amount of water.
Beautiful & Attractive Showers Featuring Sterling Vinkrell
Sterling Ensemble wall surrounds and receptors offer effortless installation, reliable functionality, and long-lasting durability for any bathing environment. Constructed of Sterling's solid, exclusive Vikrell material, the Ensemble shower systems feature a high-gloss finish and are manufactured in four modular pieces that can be easily transported by one person around corners and through doorways. Because of this modular system, there is no need to remove any framing during installation, which saves plumbers and contractors both time and money during new home construction or remodeling projects.
Our shower product options come in a variety of colors, including:
Toilets That Save Water & Money
Designed to have a sitting height equal to that of a standard chair, the Cimarron Comfort Height two-piece toilet provides maximum comfort to users of all capabilities. This elongated model also features Class Five flushing technology that delivers extraordinary bulk flushing power and offers an optional eco-friendly, 1.4-gallon flush setting that saves almost 2,000 gallons of water per year per fixture without loss of performance. This model also features a left-hand trip lever.
We can install this model in many colors, including:
- Ice gray
- Thunder gray
Call (734) 292-4349 to learn more about our bathroom plumbing services in Wayne, Canton, Livonia, Westland, and the surrounding areas. Our bathroom remodelers handle projects of all sizes!