Eco-friendly spaces are trending. And, there’s no better place to start going green than in your bathroom. Now, you may be asking, out of all of the rooms in your home, why not your kitchen, or your laundry room? Well, your bathroom accounts for the most energy drained, water used, and unrecyclable goods produced in your entire home. Here’s how you can transform your bathroom from an environmental nightmare into an ecocentric oasis:
Install Low-Flow Showerheads
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans can reduce their water consumption by 20 percent by installing water-efficient fixtures and appliances. Replace your current showerhead with a low-flow fixture, you’ll reduce your water use by a gallon per minute. This change can save up to 3,000 gallons of water per year.
Add Aerators To Faucets
This is one of the most cost-effective ways to reduce water consumption in your home, and one of the easiest to install. With aerators retailing at around five dollars, this DIY solution is extremely popular. Simply screw your aerator onto your faucet head and it will begin to add air to your water, as it is dispensed, reducing the amount of water coming out of your faucet while keeping your water pressure intact.
Switch To A Dual-Flush Toilet
If you have an older toilet installed in your bathroom or are still using traditional one-flush toilets, you are both wasting water and wasting money with each flush. On average, you can reduce your water consumption by 13,000 gallons a year with an efficient dual-flush toilet. To be sure you are purchasing a water-conscious toilet, look for the WaterSense label on your product!
Replace Your Bulbs With LED’s
Make the switch from traditional, incandescent light bulbs to LED bulbs. They burn out less frequently and use at least 75% less energy than incandescent lighting. You’ll feel good about reducing your environmental footprint while you simultaneously cut your energy costs!
Move From Plastic & Paper Products To Reusable Items
Get rid of your plastic toothbrush and your make-up remover wipes, and switch to reusable products. Wood toothbrushes, cotton shower curtains (instead of vinyl), and organic cotton bath towels can turn your daily tasks from wasteful to honorable. Making these changes benefit the environment by reducing the number of toxic fumes and chemicals that are released into the atmosphere during the production of these plastic goods.
For energy-efficient fixture installation and dual-flush toilet replacement, contact Bryco Plumbing at (818) 805-0883. We pride ourselves in promoting and providing energy-conscious plumbing!