Having an eco-friendly bathroom

If you wish to help the environment, then there are a variety of steps that you can take to make your bathroom eco-friendly. Using taps that save water is one step to take. Using taps that shut themselves off automatically after a number of seconds or low-flow showerheads can save water and energy. Low flush toilets also help you to save water.

Using recycled items will help you to have an eco-friendly bathroom. There are a variety of eco-friendly products to choose from, such as recycled soap cases and make up bags. Many shampoos and other bath products contain chemicals that are harmful, so it is better to stick to organic products. Avoid artificial fragrances.

To save energy, it is a good idea to swap all the light bulbs in your bathroom for energy saving light bulbs. There are bright energy saving bulbs available, so that your bathroom has enough light. Try to stick to just one main light for the bathroom rather than having lots of lights scattered around to reduce the amount of energy that you use.

Have your central heating on a timer so that it switches itself off automatically after a certain amount of time. Try to avoid using too much hot water. There are water heaters available that help to reduce the amount of heat that you use. If you simply reduce the amount of hot water and light that you use in the bathroom then you do not have to go to great lengths to be environmentally friendly.


Save money on your water bills with a shower timer

A shower timer serves a dual purpose. First of all, it limits the length of time you are in the shower, usually to three minutes. This restricts the volume of water you consume, which in turn helps to keep your energy bills down and assists with the conservation of natural resources.

Timers are also a good way of giving a gentle reminder to those who would rather spend time languishing in the shower, than being ready for work on time. So, as long as you are self disciplined enough to get out of the shower when it goes off, you won’t run as late as you might otherwise do.

The timers are specially designed to withstand the damp and humid conditions of the shower and should therefore last for a number of years. Some people find it easier to locate the unit just outside the shower, especially if they tend to lose track of time. That way, rather than just switching it off, you have to physically step out of the shower in order to reset it.

Because they do not like to waste time, water or energy, there are many people who use the timer when having a shower at any time of the day and not just in the morning, when they are concerned about the possibility of being late for work.

So if you want to do your bit for the planet, as well as ensure that you keep to time in the morning, then a shower timer may just be the gadget you are looking for.