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How you can save on your bills with an energy efficient shower

It’s fair to say that energy conservation and reducing utility bills are paramount concerns in today’s world, and finding ways to save energy and water can make a significant difference to your outgoing costs – which is an often-overlooked area where you can make a positive impact is in your shower routine. Adopting energy-efficient practices can not only reduce your environmental footprint but also save money on your monthly bills. Here at NPM Bathrooms, we have a long history of creating luxurious bathrooms for our customers. Regardless of your tastes, whether you’re looking to install a wet room with a classical aesthetic, or a modern bathroom with energy saving features to help you bring down your bills, we’ve got it all. So, how can you create a more energy saving feature of your shower?

Install a low-flow shower-head

One of the most effective ways to conserve water while showering is by installing a low-flow shower-head. These innovative devices reduce water usage without compromising water pressure or the quality of your shower experience. Low-flow shower-heads restrict the flow of water, typically at a rate of 2.5 gallons per minute (GPM) or less, compared to conventional shower-heads that flow at 5 GPM or more. You can reduce your water consumption by up to 50% without sacrificing comfort by using a low-flow shower-head!

Optimise your shower time

While a long, relaxing shower may be tempting, it also consumes a significant amount of water and energy. Consider cutting back on your shower time to conserve resources. If it helps, try setting a timer or using a waterproof clock to keep track of how long you spend in the shower. Challenge yourself to reduce your shower time by a few minutes each day. By taking shorter showers, you can save water, energy, and money in the long run.

Embrace the cold water challenge

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can try incorporating cold showers into your routine. Cold showers offer various health benefits and can be an excellent way to save energy. Heating water requires a substantial amount of energy, so by opting for cold showers, you eliminate the energy required to heat the water altogether. If cold showers aren’t your cup of tea, you can start by using lukewarm water and gradually decreasing the temperature over time. Cold showers are a great way of starting your day, as even a couple of minutes of cold water exposure can give your immune system an extra boost, and increase your metabolic rate.

Fix leaks and drips

Leaky faucets and shower-heads can waste a significant amount of water over time. That constant drip not only adds up on your water bill but also wastes energy used to heat the water. So, it’s worth taking the time to inspect your shower fixtures for any leaks or drips and promptly fix them. It’s a simple and cost-effective way to conserve water and reduce your utility bills, and it’s a task you can easily do yourself. However, if you’re not completely comfortable performing this task, then we’d advise seeking out a reputable plumber!

Transforming your shower routine into an energy-efficient one not only benefits the environment but also helps you save money on your utility bills. What’s more, if you’re looking to upgrade your bathroom design to help you accommodate a more environmentally friendly shower, you’re in the right place!

With over 30 years of experience, we take great pride in having served countless satisfied clients here at NPM Bathrooms and, we deliver what we promise; you can browse through our website and see for yourself. Feel free to contact us at 01282697717. We will be more than happy to answer all of your queries. In case you’ve got a different style in mind, then tell us about it along with your budget and we will be sure to give you your dream bathroom that you will fall in love with every time you walk in there. Looking for some in-person inspiration? You can find a wide variety of stunning appliances and accessories at our bathroom showroom near Bolton.

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