1. ENERGY STAR certified ventilation fans are more energy efficient and less noisy than standard models.
2. WaterSense® labeled low-flow showerheads use at least 20 percent less hot water than standard showerheads.
3. LED bulbs use up to 80 percent less energy than standard incandescents, and they last much longer.
4. Limit showers to 10 minutes or less; this is a highly effective, no-cost way to save energy and water.
5. WaterSense certified bathroom sink faucets and accessories reduce water flow by 30 percent or more compared to standard models.
6. Leaky faucets in the sink or shower can waste 10 to 20 gallons of water a day and add to your hot water bill, too.
7. Remember to unplug hair dryers, battery chargers and other bathroom gadgets when you're done using them to prevent vampire power drain.
Looking for more ways to cut your utility costs? Consider a home energy assessment. A qualified professional can help you spot energy-saving opportunities throughout your home.