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Bath & Laundry Energy Savings

You can keep your water and energy usage down without compromising your personal hygiene or safety. 


These small changes can add up to energy savings over the long run.

Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth

Turning off the tap while brushing can save up to 200 gallons of water a month.

Skip the tub and take a shower

It takes 35 to 50 gallons of water to fill a bathtub versus 25 gallons used during a 10-minute shower.

If you need to replace your fixtures, choose energy-efficient models

Showers account for nearly 17 percent of residential indoor water use. Using energy-efficient fixtures can save several gallons of water per shower.

Skip the hairdryer

Take advantage of the extra time at home by letting your hair air dry instead. 

In the winter, avoid using your exhaust fan when you can 

Your bathroom fans pull warmth away from the rooms in your home. Use your exhaust fans sparingly during the dry winter months.

Avoid using too much detergent

Follow detergent instructions carefully. Overusing reduces effective washing action and may require more energy in the form of extra rinse cycles.

If you need to replace your washer, choose an energy-efficient model

Energy-efficient models with front-load or horizontal axis features use less electricity and water than other models. 

Dry two or more loads in a row

Drying multiple loads of laundry in a row allows you to take advantage of extra heat in the dryer and uses less energy.

Clean your dryer's lint filter before every load

Your dryer will operate more efficiently after you clean the lint filter. In addition, clean the dryer vent periodically for better air flow.

In colder months, do laundry when you need the heat

Laundry generates extra heat in your home. In cold weather, running your dryer can heat your house up during the day, when you need the extra warmth.