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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.

3 Responses to “Having an eco-friendly bathroom”

  1. Rory Says: February 4th, 2009 at 9:05 am

    I wouldnt put energy saving bulbs anywhere, what a complete waste of time as they take ages to illuminate fully.

  2. Ant Says: February 4th, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Its also worth installing a shower that’s fueled from your Gas Boiler rather than using an Electric shower to further reduce your carbon footprint.

    Electricity can cost up to 4 times as much as Gas per-unit, so it will also save you some cash!

  3. Sean Bronson Says: February 5th, 2009 at 6:06 am

    I personally think electric showers are better as you are only heating the water that you will be using.

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