We just got walloped by a huge electric bill. This was due in large part to a record breaking heat wave that spanned much of August. Thus, there was relatively little we could do to avoid the worst of the bill. Nonetheless, we’re constantly on the lookout for ways to improve our energy efficiency.
To this end, we’re now in the market for a shower timer. You see, Son #2 and Son #3 recently graduated from baths to showers, but when they’re left to their own devices, they take forever to finish. Not only does this waste a ton of water (not a good thing, since we’re also in the midst of a severe drought) but it also runs up the electric bill (our house is fully electric).
A quick search of Amazon turns up a number of nice looking shower timers. We’re still undecided, but are most interested in getting something with an audible alarm that can jar the boys out of their shower-induced trance.