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How to Create an Eco-Friendly Bathroom

How to Create an Eco-Friendly Bathroom

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Your bathroom is probably one of the rooms you use most often in your home. Because of this, it’s a high priority for changes when people are looking to make their homes more green. When trying to make an eco-friendly bathroom, there are plenty of things you can do to make a difference in your home’s utility bills.

Here are several different ways to help create and eco-friendly bathroom:

Take Showers Instead of Baths

You can save a lot on your water bills by taking showers instead of baths. On average, a full bathtub requires 70 gallons of water. If you take showers instead and keep them under five minutes, you can save up to one thousand gallons a month.

Buy Aerators

An aerator is an inexpensive gadget that attaches to your sink faucet and slightly restricts water flow. By doing this, you use less water when washing your hands, saving you money. In addition, aerating shower heads can give you the feel of a power shower while using less water.

Use a Greywater System

Greywater systems let you filter out gently used water and reuse it for things like flushing and watering gardens. In addition, there are greywater systems that allow you to reclaim and reuse hot water heat from dishwashers, laundry machines, and showers.

Install Motion Sensor Faucets

A big source of wasted water comes from sinks that are left running. One simple way you can remedy this is by installing a faucet that uses a motion sensor. This way, the sink will only turn on when it detects your hand’s movement underneath it. In addition, these kinds of faucets help you keep a cleaner bathroom by not having faucet handles that get grime around them.

Upgrade Your Lights

Another simple way to improve your bathroom’s energy efficiency is to upgrade your light bulbs to LED lights. These lights are not only longer-lasting than incandescent bulbs, but they also use less energy. A single LED light bulb can alone knock off hundreds of dollars off your electricity bill.

Buy Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Products

Almost all of the products you use in your bathroom have greener variations available for purchase. These products will not only lower your environmental footprint, but they also don’t have any of the mystery chemicals that can be toxic to the environment. In addition, by buying these products, you’re supporting ethical businesses that prioritize environmental and human interests over money.

 

Why should I trust Daniel’s Plumbing & Air Conditioning to know how to make a greener bathroom?

Here at Daniel’s Plumbing & Air Conditioning, we believe that our business is our family. That’s why we look to provide you with the best options for making your bathroom greener. Our satisfied clients value a relationship with a trusted and skilled service expert.  As a result, we’ve enjoyed seeing our network of clients become our friends in the Austin area. Call Daniel’s today to learn more about how we can help you create an eco-friendly bathroom!

By Brian Renadette

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