There has never been more interest in energy-efficient homes than there is right now, and for a good reason. Having an energy-efficient and water-wise bathroom can save significantly on monthly utility bills. It’s better for you and better for the planet. So if you’re remodelling, consider the benefits of a green bathroom renovation.
BAM! Renovations and Construction in Calgary shares tips on green upgrades for your next bathroom renovation:
Older toilets are the most substantial water-consumers in the entire home, whereas a new water-efficient toilet uses a fraction of the water. A low-flow toilet will use 1.28 or 1.6 gallons per flush. An older toilet might use between 3 to 5 gallons of water per flush! Dual flush toilets allow you to control how water is used with each flush. For example, you can do a half flush for liquids and a full flush for solids. Without a low-flow toilet, you are essentially flushing money down the toilet!
Water-efficient showerheads can help you see savings on your water bill almost immediately. There are options to choose from, and you won’t have to sacrifice good water pressure either. Non-aerating low-flow showerheads have smaller holes to produce a high-pressure flow with less water. Aerating showerheads mix air and water to help a normal flow come through the fixture. Both reduce the volume of water used when showering, which helps you cut back your water consumption and lower your utility bills.
Occupancy sensor lights save electricity
Does it seem like the kids are always leaving the bathroom light on? Turning off the lights when leaving the room is the easiest way to conserve electricity, but sometimes we forget. If someone in your home is notorious for leaving the bathroom light on, installing a motion occupancy sensor can help. The sensor will pick up when someone is in the room and turn on the light. It will also turn off the lights if there is no movement in the room after a certain length of time.
While you’re at it, consider swapping out your old light fixtures with energy-efficient fixtures. Then, trade-in your incandescent lightbulbs for LEDs. LED lights use a fraction of the energy to illuminate the room, and they last up to 25 times longer!
Install a timer switch for your bathroom fan
Often the bathroom fan gets turned on and then forgotten about until the next time someone uses the room. Fans are essential for ventilating the bathroom, but they don’t need to run for hours on end. Installing a timer switch can reduce this energy usage by turning off the fan after a specific time.
Bathroom Renovations in Calgary
BAM! Renovations have completed more than 1500 residential renovations, making them a trusted provider of home upgrades. With over 45 years of experience, you can trust they’ll provide quality workmanship and unparalleled customer service. They specialize in home and business renovation and construction projects, including kitchen renovations, basement development, and bathroom renovations.