Monday, January 19, 2009

Money from Going Down the Drain?

You spend more than a lot of time in the bathroom. A lot of energy is also used in the bathroom. Water heating is the 3rd largest expense in the bathroom with 3/4 of it used in the bathroom. Here are a few ways to save money in the bathroom:
  • Set the thermostat on your water heater at 120 degrees.
  • Before buying a new water heater, contact your local electric co-op to help you select one to meet your needs.
  • Install low-flow shower heads and faucet aerators--these can save from 25-60% in water use (per the U.S. Dept. of Energy). Aerators are inexpensive and just screw on to your faucet.
  • Replace standard light bulbs with CFLs.
  • Use an Energy Star ventilation fan (they are also quieter than standard models).

Making these few changes not only will leave more green in your pocket, but are better for the planet.

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