You may not even realize that your outdated bathroom may actually be costing you more money than it should on a monthly basis with your utility bills. If your bathroom has not been updated in the past ten years, then you are missing out on some of the new modern technology that is being implemented into some ancient technology such as your toilet, sink or shower. We are going to explain how you could be helping the environment and your wallet at the same time with a bathroom renovation.
Toilet Water Consumption
- One of the biggest improvements in the last few years on old technology is your toilet. So many changes have been made that even the federal government has stepped in and made it a law that no toilet may be sold that uses more than 1.6 gallons of water per flush. You can do even better than this as most toilets sold today use only 1.28 gallons of water per flush, and some ultra efficient toilets use only 0.8 gallons per flush.
Shower Head Water Consumption
- You may not even realize that your old shower head most likely allows 2.5 gallons of WPM (water per minute) to flow through your shower head. This is a lot of water considering the average shower time for an adult is about 8 minutes. A complete bathroom renovation will allow you to upgrade your shower head with a low flow shower head that can cut your WPM to 1.25 gallons, which is cutting your water usage in half.
- Chances are if your toilet and shower head are not of the high efficiency version than you are more than likely not enjoying the massive savings that you can get with LED lighting. By switching out your old incandescent lighting with new and improved LED lighting, you will immediately see improvement in your electric bill as LED lighting uses 75% less energy than incandescent lighting. Another advantage to LED lighting is that the bulb or fixture does not get hot when on for a long period of time preventing any type of injury if you happen to come in contact with the bulb.
Schedule A Consultation
If you are interested in having your bathroom updated with some of the newest looks and technology, Orbe Construction in Baltimore, MD can serve your bathroom refinishing needs. Contact us online or call 301-909-8034 today for a free estimate for your bathroom.utility