With the help of some tips from ENERGY STAR, we can more efficiently make use of the rooms in our home. No one enjoys wasting resources, but finding ways to save these resources isn’t always as easy as we’d like. So, here are some great ways to reduce unnecessary water usage and to increase your Connecticut home energy savings.
The Notorious Bathroom
Most people use the bathroom to take a load off – you can be as creative as you’d like with that phrase. The point is that the bathroom can provide some pretty great ways for relaxation– from taking baths and long warm showers, to reading and other pampering ideas.
Guess what that relaxing does? It causes an influx of energy depleting stress.
Did you know that the water used in the bathroom amounts to half the water used throughout the whole house!?
You can increase your CT home energy savings by following some guidelines:
Try to only run water when necessary whether washing your hands, brushing your teeth or taking a shower.
If possible, spend a little less time in the shower and don’t fill the tub unto overflowing!
Avoid flushing your toilet an excessive number of times.
The Kitchen & Laundry Room
We worry about wasting food when we’re in the kitchen, but we may not always consider the effects of our water usage. Think about all the ways we all overuse water in the kitchen.
Measure water and dump out the excess instead of using precision.
Grab a glass, fill it with water, take a sip and dump out the rest. Drink what you need!
Let the water run until it finally gets cool instead of keeping a jug of cool water in the refrigerator.
Allow the water to run while washing dishes or vegetables instead of filling the sink, scrubbing the plates and putting in dishwasher, or scrubbing the veggies.
Run water to defrost food instead of using a defroster or putting it in the refrigerator over night.
Fill a huge bucket with water and cleaner only to remember you have an appointment so you toss out the water.
Use the dishwasher before it’s full.
These things are easy to do and we’re all guilty– but the water conservation can be just as easy!
When it comes to the laundry room, we have to utilize one major principle: do not use unless full! You can use cool water when washing your clothes, and adhere to any instructions regarding load size.
Even More Savings
These tips can surely help conserve water usage and decrease your energy bill. Did you know you can magnify all these savings by having someone conduct a home energy audit of your house?! It’s true.
When an energy expert performs a home energy audit, he/she is actually identifying the areas in your home that are not performing to their highest energy efficiency capability. Not only can this expert point out areas for improvement, but he/she may also be able to perform the necessary repairs.
To learn more about your home’s energy efficiency or schedule a home energy audit, contact Dr. Energy Saver(TM) in Connecticut. They’ll identify ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency whether through water conservation in CT, window replacement, appliance repairs, and much more!