Green living isn’t just trendy, green living is breathing cleaner indoor air enjoying a healthier, more efficient as well as a more comfortable. To get the most out of green living, what better place to start than with one of the most frequented and intimately personal areas of your home? Bathroom remodeling is an ideal project to undertake to achieve just this. Why not create an everyday life that is better through green living.
Beside than the obvious benefits, going green in bathroom remodeling is also a great way to efficiently utilize resources. With proper use of resources such as energy and water, comes monthly savings that allows you to do more productive things with your money. This makes such a project well worth investing your time and money into. If you are ready to take on this project, here are just a few ideas to achieve green living through bathroom remodeling.
Light and Fit
Natural light is always the best source. The best part is, it’s free! Let the sunshine in and soak up the warmth and radiance without the cost. There are several ways to take advantage of natural lighting including adding windows, replacing windows with larger ones, or having skylights. If you are low on budget and windows are not possible for the moment, one of the easiest tasks you can do to implement a green design, is replace your lighting fixtures. Compact florescent bulbs and LED offers the same intensity but consumes lower voltage.
Heating water is among the most energy-intensive tasks done in homes. Tankless water heaters for your bathroom remodeling are your cost-effective and environmentally friendly way of enjoying a luxuriously warm shower each and every time. Tankless Water heaters are also called on-demand water heaters. These provide hot water right where you need it, when you need it, without a storage tank. Using electricity, gas, or propane as a heat source, tankless water heaters, in some cases, can cut your water-heating bill by 10 to 20 percent. The savings come by eliminating standby losses – energy wasted by warmed water sitting around unused in a tank.
For your green bathroom remodeling project, one important goal that should be met is to stop wasting water. To accomplish this, here are some modern water-saving technologies to consider integrating into your project aimed at green living:
· Low-flow toilets not only allow you to take on your environmental responsibility and meet building codes, but also let your family save thousands of gallons of water annually. They come in a wide range of styles and colors.
· Motion activated faucets have become standard equipment in public restrooms and even commercial facilities today. This is especially a must-have in your green bathroom remodeling if your household includes little children. They come as sensor-activated or touch buttons that turns off automatically to avoid excessive water runoff.
· Greywater systems make use of recycled water that has been used in tubs and showers to flush toilets, thus the unnecessary use of fresh water is prevented.
No matter how big or small your bathroom implementing a few simple changes in your bathroom will have you and your family on your way to reducing water and electricity!