Kitchens & Bathrooms
Kitchens and bathrooms are extremely important areas.
Kitchens’ costs more to run than any other area in the home, so pay extra special attention when you are looking to make it cheaper and more efficient to run.
New white goods, such as the cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and so on, carry special energy rating labels. In every case, the less expensive they are to buy the more expensive they are to run!
So your energy bill will go up and you will not be contributing significantly to your home’s carbon reductions!
One simple change you can make is to boil water in an energy efficient kettle. And by altering basic behaviours, such as using saucepan lids when cooking, will help to reduce energy costs.
On average each one of us uses 150 litres of water a day, mostly in the bathroom. By 2016 this must be reduced drastically to 80 litres a day!
A bathroom’s water conservation performance is vital. By installing the latest water-saving sanitaryware, baths, showers and washbasins, you can make a remarkable difference to what literally goes down the drain!
We must all be very water saving conscious so when planning a new bathroom it’s a good idea to carefully consider systems and appliances that help save the very last drop of water!
To replace your old water-guzzling toilet with new dual-flush version is a good starting point.
Also remember, modern plumbing technologies and technology, such as special pumped units, means that you can now install a bathroom and toilet in virtually any part of your home! Where there’s sufficient room, of course!