Homeowners need to consider looking into making their home more energy efficient going into May, since this is a great way to offset the exorbitant utility bills that you had to deal with all winter long. Now that the weather is finally beginning to warm up, undertaking home repair projects will be significantly easier than it would have been in the blustery winter months, and the area of the house where you could potentially have the greatest impact reducing your water and electric bills is the bathroom.
In recent years, the bathroom appliances and fixtures that have entered the market have benefited from a host of energy-efficient upgrades. By updating the aging parts of your bathroom, you'll not only be making your space more environmentally friendly, but you'll also be having a big impact on the aesthetic of this room, making it a much more pleasant space to spend your time.
Start first at the bath by replacing your current showerhead with low-flow, 2.5 gallon-per-minute showerhead. This upgrade itself will save you significantly on your water bill, but changing your family's bathing habits could also have a major effect on the kind of expenses you see month to month when it comes to utility costs. For example, by forbidding members of the family to take baths - at least on a daily basis - you could potentially save up to 5 gallons of water per family member a day, and $145 in electricity - assuming you have an electric water heater - a year, according to the Department of Energy.
To learn more about the many potential energy efficient upgrades you can make in your bathroom, contact an experienced Arlington bath remodeling service like John C. Flood today to have them evaluate your house today.