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Energy Efficient Upgrades for Your Kitchen

July 18, 2022 | Blog

If you have aging appliances and high utility bills, then it may be time to invest in an energy-efficient kitchen remodel. This process obviously can be expensive but you can expect a return on your investment by increasing your property value and decreasing your utility bills. At Legacy Bath & Kitchen, we are here to walk you through the upgrades to consider for your San Antonio home!

5 Upgrades To Optimize Your Kitchen


Windows are a great contributor when it comes to saving energy! They can bring in natural light which can prevent you from using electrical lighting. However, if you want to take your efficiency to another level, you should consider investing in energy-efficient windows.

With this upgrade, you will have better control of your indoor temperature as windows have a huge impact on the overall temperature of your home. An example of this is argon windows which utilize gas to cool down the light entering your home. This way you can still enjoy the natural light without heating your home.


Another way to decrease utility costs is to adjust your water heater setting, depending on the season. In the middle of the summer, it’s best to lower the heater to keep prices low. Of course, during the winter months, you can raise the heater once again.

Another way of saving on utilities is to invest in low-flow faucets. These allow you to save water when going about your typical routines. They allow less water to be used and can even be adjusted to fit your needs.


A common tip to ensure you have an energy-efficient kitchen is to invest in efficient light bulbs. They are readily available at most stores and will save you a ton of money! LED bulbs, for instance, last much longer and use less energy.

You will need to make sure your light fixtures are compatible with LED bulbs. Also, it is best to make sure your individual light fixtures are on separate switches. This will optimize energy conservation and overall efficiency.


Understanding how large your fridge needs to be is about more than just measurements but also your lifestyle. You need to take into consideration how many people are living in your home. This will affect how much food and drinks need to be preserved.

Once you understand this, you can invest in an energy-efficient refrigerator. These refrigerators prioritize preserving your food and drinks while operating at peak efficiency!


If you have an older dishwasher it likely uses heating elements to dry dishes. This, however, is extremely costly as it drives up energy costs. Your dishwasher is an appliance in your kitchen that you can not ignore!

Replacing an older unit with a newer model will allow you to benefit from new drip-dry methods which eliminate heating mechanisms.

Contact Legacy Bath & Kitchen For Complete Kitchen Remodeling!

If you are convinced that energy efficient kitchen upgrades need to be made to your home, then call us today at Legacy Bath & Kitchen! We specialize in countertop replacement, cabinet upgrades and backsplash installations. Your in-home consultation is on us so there’s no excuse not to consider remodeling!

Why Legacy Bath and Kitchen?

We are committed to your bathroom and kitchen remodel. Since 2006, owners Jason and Krishelle Hicks and their team of expert designers and installers have prided themselves in building bathrooms and kitchens using superior products and craftsmanship with extraordinary service - all at a fair price.

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Our team of experts has you covered. These processes can be stressful on your own and that's why we're here. Legacy Bath & Kitchen will be by your side from the first phone call to the install.
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Our team has been remodeling bathrooms and kitchens for over a decade. We have worked on over 8,000 projects in San Antonio. Not only do we have experience, we know how to make it hassle-free. Our family-owned and operated team is ready for your project!
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