You don’t need to invest in a major bathroom remodel to create an eco-friendly bathroom. Many homeowners can make small changes in their habits and within this room to cut way back on water and electrical usage.
If you are looking for a few ideas to make your space a little better for the environment, consider the following options:
Replacing the Light Bulbs
Switch out your existing light bulbs with LED bulbs. These have a very low energy draw at about 8.5 Watts to provide the same level of light as a 60-Watt bulb.
Install a Low-Flow Showerhead
Specialty showerheads help reduce the amount of water passing through them without compromising on water pressure. They are easy to find at local hardware stores and install yourself at home.
Open a Window
Taking a hot shower feels great, but it creates a lot of steam in the bathroom. Avoid turning on the extractor fan which uses energy. Instead open up the bathroom window to let the steam out.
Eco-Friendly Bathroom Renovations
If you do feel up to a bath renovation, there are bath products on the market that are designed to use less water. Consider giving your bathroom an upgrade with one of these options:
There are low-flow toilets on the market that use just over one gallon of water to flush, compared to the several gallon tanks of the past. You can also invest in a dual-flush toilet that allows the user to control how much water is used with each flush.
If you find the family uses the tub too much and want to make better use of your space anyway, consider a bath conversion. This way you don’t have to worry about the family giving into the temptation to take a long soak.
No matter how you decide to go eco-friendly in the bathroom, be sure to use Bath Planet Experts for the job. We offer a range of showers, tubs, and accessible baths that homeowners can rely on for a lifetime. Give us a call or fill out our online form to get started with a free cost estimate right away.
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