When there is a word about making a house or a flat environmentally friendly usually the last things that are discussed are bathrooms and toilets, runners up perhaps only to garages. The fact is that both toilets and bathrooms deserve as much attention as any other room in the house. To help you see the bigger picture, here is how to make them eco-friendly in the best possible manner.
Water usageAlmost half of the world’s human population is troubled by the lack of water on daily bases. Water scarcity is seen as the number one health issue, with all atrocities coming from it, and it will remain to be at least in the near future. Using water smartly in bathrooms and toilets is a great way to contribute to this cause. This is attainable in many different ways, from turning the water off while brushing your teeth, via installing water saving faucets, showers or toilets to simply fixing any existing drips.
HeatingThis is another area significant both to comfort and environmental care. The best thing for both purposes would be a heating system that loses as little energy as possible. Several sources of heat are always a better solution than a single one. Heat lamps are recommended, heated towel rails always come in handy and under floor heating is what makes your bathroom really comfortable and economic due to even heat spread. Bear all this in mind when choosing bathroom heating options.
Lighting Energy saving light solutions strongly contribute to lowering the consumption of electrical energy and make your toilet and bathroom more energy efficient. Using LED lights instead of incandescent ones would make a difference, as well as installing dimmable ones and adjust their luminosity to the situation. For example, just lowering them a bit while you are in a toilet or having a shower will result in a lower bill at the end of the month.
Separating toilets and bathroomsThis is a question often asked in relation to possible eco-friendly benefits of the action. The fact is that it does not really bring any significant changes, apart from comfort and organizational ones. One major benefit could be achieved by collecting rainwater and using it as flush water in your toilet, an installation that is easier to make in toilets than bathrooms. However, whichever way you choose, implement all of the above mentioned suggestions and apply them to both rooms equally.
Using eco friendly chemical products is perhaps the easiest way to contribute to the well-being of the environment. There are so many different brands available that you will find no problem finding suitable ones to your budget and preferences. Anything from recycled toilet paper to organic bath care products, such as soaps or shampoos, and toilet cleaning products will make a significant contribution.
Obviously, there are several issues that need to be equally addressed if you wish for your toilet or bathroom to become full eco-friendly. If it seems too complicated to achieve all at once, do it gradually. Each step of the way counts and contributes immediately.