Trying to be more eco-friendly at home, but just aren’t sure how to do so in the bathroom? Luckily, with just a few simple adjustments to how you use your loo, you can significantly reduce its carbon footprint — and even save you some money!
By installing aerators on all the bathroom faucets and showerheads you can reduce the amount of water used.
Upgrading your toilet to a low-flow toilet is another way to reduce your water consumption.
Tankless Water Heater
Traditional water heaters keep a large amount of water warm and ready to use at a moment’s notice. This means they are constantly using energy. With a tankless model, the water is only heated when it’s needed. Additionally, tankless hot water heaters don’t require a pilot light, so they emit less carbon dioxide. This improves indoor air quality and reduces the overall carbon footprint.
If you didn’t know yet, fluorescent bulbs use less energy and last longer than incandescent bulbs. Plus, new developments have been made, making the light that these low-energy bulbs disperse even more pleasing to the eye.
Low VOC Paint
Next time you redecorate the bathroom, look for pain with a low VOC (volatile organic compounds) label. These paints have less toxins in them and are better for the environment.
Getting ready to upgrade your linens? Look for towels and rugs made of all-natural fabrics. Producing these makes less of an impact on the earth that some alternatives made with synthetic materials. Additionally, if the time comes when you need to upgrade your linens again, the all-natural fabrics are much kinder to the environment.
Placing plants in your bathroom is another good way to keep it green. And we’re not just talking about the color. Plants are a natural way to clean the air, helping you keep your space smelling fresh and healthy.