Energy-Efficient Solutions for Your Bathroom Plumbing: A Close Look at Your Shower

Let’s face it, we all have limited resources, which includes our time. You work hard for your money, and anything you can do to keep it should be at the top of your list.

Tips for your Energy Efficient Shower

You probably use your shower at least once a day to maintain good levels of hygiene, and frankly, not smell. You wash your hair, shave, soap up, and then rinse off. The shower, being so frequently used, is one of the places you can save the most on with a few simple tweaks and modifications to your routine.

Efficient Bathroom Plumbing
Efficient Bathroom Plumbing and Fixtures

One of the biggest things you can do to save money and water is install a water-saving shower head. These devices can cut the amount of water coming out of your shower head by as much as half, and odds are, you wouldn’t even notice it. Less hot water will be coming out, which means you will be saving on your heating bill as well as your water bill. Saving water in Orlando is critical, especially in the hot summers. By calling your local plumbers in Orlando to replace your shower head, you’ll be making a big difference in the environment and in your utilities bill each month.

Water Saving Shower Heads

Looking for a water saving shower head? We put together a list of water saving shower heads that will reduce your water consumption and lower your water bill.

 

Heating The Shower Water 

 

Another huge drain on your electric bill is the hot water heater. By simply lowering the temperature of your hot water heater (even just a few degrees), you will save a lot of money. You won’t notice this in the shower since most of us don’t take scalding hot showers, but you will notice when you get the heating bill in the mail. If you walk to where your hot water heater is right now, it should tell you the temperature it is set to. Many home hot water heaters are set to 140 degrees by default. You could easily lower this by 20 degrees.

Another option that is not for the faint of heart is to switch to taking cold showers. If you did this, you’re energy bill would drop faster than a peregrine falcon in a nosedive. Odds are, you’d use less water because you’d linger less, and your hair and skin will thank you for it, since hot water can dry you out.

One more suggestion made by Choice Plumbing Orlando is to install a tankless water heater. This is a superb way to save money on water and heating. A tankless hot water heater only warms up water when you need it, not storing any for use. Tankless water heaters are super-efficient and great for new construction installs and home remodeling projects. Give your local Orlando plumber a call today!

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