5 Tips To Make An Eco-Friendly Bathroom Remodel
This past decade we have seen a great increase in environmental awareness. All over the world people are creating, using and implementing strategies to be environmentally friendly. Bathrooms are the most used rooms in the entire house, and they can have a great impact on the environment.
Runny toilets, leaky faucets, and huge showers can use much energy and resources. An eco-friendly bathroom remodel is not only good for the environment; it is good for your wallet. An eco-friendly bathroom can cut down the energy you use and saves essential natural resources. Use these seven tips to make your bathroom more eco-friendly.
Switch To A Energy-Efficient Toilet
The luxury of owning a toilet that operates on water is convenience. However, many residents fail to realize that over thirty percent of indoor water consumption comes from toilets. This is usually due to water leaks and inefficient flushing methods. Homes with older toilet models should consider the installation of water efficient toilets. According to the Environment Protection Agency, these toilets could save a small family over two thousand dollars over the lifetime of the toilet.
Install New WaterSense Bathroom Faucets
U.S. residential households use over one trillion gallons of water each year.WaterSense labeled water faucets can help reduce your bathrooms’ sink water consumption by over thirty percent without altering its performance. Did you know that if every U.S household in the switched to water-efficient bathroom sinks, EPA reports the nation would save over sixty billion dollars? Even if you do not want to replace the sink itself, you can install an inexpensive aerator to reduce water consumption and increase efficiency. Check for leaky sinks and pipes to cut down the water bill. Protect your investment by performing regular home maintenance.
Use Energy-Efficient Lighting
A sufficient and efficient lighting source is the LED light bulb. Not only are many LED lights Energy Star certified, they consume a fraction of the energy normal light bulbs use. You will almost instantly see a savings on your electricity bill after installing them. They come in a variety of watts and fit different sockets, so you are likely to find the eco-friendly version of the bulb you have currently. Not to mention these babies shine as brightly, if not brighter, that its fluorescent counterpart without the harsh beams.
Green Flooring (No, Not The Color)
There are some green alternatives to the current floorings, all without the sacrifice of tasteful style and esthetics. For example, you can use sustainable materials, recycled material, and toxic-free contents as alternative flooring. Bamboo, recycled ceramic tiles, and stone are all great substitutes.
They will not only look good, you will feel good for helping save the environment. Be careful, however, there are many factors to consider when purchasing materials labeled as “green.” Be sure to consider all the factors to make sure you know what you buy.
Adopt Water Conserving Behaviors
Homeowners should make considerable changes to their habit to stave off excessive water consumption. A few bathroom maintenance strategies and household practices can drastically help you keep a few extra dollars of the water bill. Turn off the water when it is not in use, shower for shorter periods and monitor overall consumption. Allow your home to develop an eco-friendly attitude to follow your eco-friendly bathroom.
Would you like to implement eco-friendly options in your bathroom? Contact us toschedule a bathroom remodel consultation.