Squeegee Your Shower To Lower Humidity, Lower Cooling Bills & Make Your Wife Happy - Home Energy Savings For Energy Watchers

Squeegee Your Shower To Lower Humidity, Lower Cooling Bills & Make Your Wife Happy

Squeegee Your Shower To Lower Humidity, Lower Cooling Bills & Make Your WifeIf you are male and unmarried, you may not know what I'm talking about. If you are female, or male and married, then you know that keeping the shower clean is a matter of grave concern. One of the tools in our shower-cleaning arsenal is a shower squeegee. This is a smaller plastic version of the tool professional window washers use to clean windows, and is used in much the same way to skim the water off the walls of your shower.

The theory behind the shower squeegee is that if your shower isn't wet, then mold and mildew will not grow on it nearly so quickly. I cannot testify to the accuracy of this theory but I can testify to how fervently my wife believes in this theory. So the other day, when I was using the squeegee after my shower and pondering the sheer injustice of my situation, I discovered that the shower squeegee is actually an energy-saving device and immediately felt better about keeping the shower clean.

How, you ask, can keeping the shower dry keep down my utility bills? Well it works like this — during the summertime, anything that keeps humidity out of the air makes your air conditioner work more efficiently. Taking short, cool showers is very useful, of course, but keeping the water that lingers after a shower from evaporating into the air also helps keep humidity down.