Old light fixtures and bad toilets can cost a lot of money. When you start paying your own utilities you start to realize how much a leaky toilet can cost. When my wife and I bought our house we changed one of our toilets a year or so after buying the house. Our water bill went down $40. $40 a month is $480 a year. $480 in your pocket is a lot better than $480 literally down the drain.
At my office I am currently changing my lighting to LEDs. This will cut my hydro bill down 30-40%. That could be about $400-$600 a year. The new lights may cost me very little between negotiating with my landlords and applying for government hydro rebates. $400 in my pocket is a lot better than $400.00 being wasted on bad light bulbs. Plus the light looks better since they are brighter. I’ll be able to see myself better in the mirror now.
Oooh. Maybe that’s a bad thing.