Tips for an Eco-Friendly Bathroom

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More and more homeowners are transforming their homes into eco friendly buildings to do their bit for the environment.

With the ever growing problem of global warming, it’s imperative that we all contribute to the reduction of our carbon footprint.

If you are looking for eco friendly ways to make your home more sustainable and more friendly to the environment, here are some great tips to get you started on your bathroom.

Bathrooms are central hubs for energy use, having to power the daily baths and showers of the entire family.

Take a look at how you can achieve an eco friendly bathroom:

  1. Low flow plumbing – install a low flow toilet and a low flow shower head to reduce the amount of water used in your home. Most people forget to think about the toilet but it actually uses around 27% of your home’s entire water usage. A low flow toilet will help to dramatically reduce this, saving you on your water bills as well as helping the environment. With a low flow shower head, not only are you saving on water but you can also reduce the energy you use in order to heat the water for a shower or a bath.
  2. Use energy saving light bulbs – energy saving light bulbs can be used everywhere in the home, giving homeowners a great opportunity to reduce energy consumption. Use energy saving light bulbs in your bathroom to ensure that your entire home is as environmentally friendly as can be.
  3. Use an energy efficient ventilation system – ventilation fans are essential for keeping bathroom interiors looking and working as good as new. Without ventilation, damp and moisture can build up in your bathroom. But there are energy efficient options for vent fans these days so you can make sure you’re cutting back on your utility bills.
  4. Install motion sensor faucets – in bathrooms and kitchens, people are usually unaware of how much extra water they are using when they don’t actually need to. A sensor makes the entire process much more streamline and will be able to detect when you need water to flow from your taps. Not only that, but motion sensors are a great way of keeping your bathroom looking and feeling modern and is a much more hygienic solution than ordinary taps.


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