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How to Make Your Bathroom Eco Efficient

By Megan

13th Jun 2023

10 mins read

Bathroom Ideas

If you want to learn how to make your bathroom more eco efficient then keep reading. We’ve shared our expert advice on creating a more environmentally friendly bathroom.

Make Your Bathroom Eco Efficient

Sustainable Bathroom Products

As we hurdle our way into the future, it’s so great to see technology evolve and adapt with the aim to create eco-friendly bathroom products. Brands such as Hansgrohe, Eco Delux and Grohe are some of the top brands who are excelling at making their products more eco efficient.

Hansgrohe is one of the world's largest and most respected bathroom suppliers and manufacturers. The Green Company team of the Hansgrohe group has defined 10 initiatives with concrete objectives and projects. They develop their eco efficient products on the basis of these environmentally friendly initiatives with the main goal of becoming a Green company. Their range of eco-friendly products are a great option for those looking to create a more sustainable bathroom and reduce their carbon footprint.

 

How to Make Your Bathroom Eco Friendly

There are so many ways that you can make your bathroom more eco-friendly. From the products that you install to your daily bathroom habits, these are some of the best ways to make your bathroom more eco efficient

 

1. Get a water saving tap

hansgrohe Single Lever Basin

A water saving tap does exactly as it states, saves water. The Hansgrohe Vernis Blend Single Lever Basin Mixer 70 is a great option for those looking for an economical way of adding designer elegance to your bathroom.

The AirPower technology adds generous amounts of air to the water, creating a soft, splash-free spray while EcoSmart technology reduces the flow rate to save water and energy.

 

2. Upgrade Your Shower Head

Replacing your current shower head with a water efficient one can save you money on your water and energy bills. For an average UK household, upgrading your shower head can save you around £70 a year! 

hansgrohe EcoSmart Shower Head

The Hansgrohe Vernis Shape EcoSmart 230 1 Spray Shower Head is a great option. Using EcoSmart technology, this toilet will reduce water and energy consumption by up to 60%. The Rain Spray feature allows for easy and effective hair washing and cleansing. This model also features QuickClean, which allows you to easily clean your shower head as the nubs work to loosen any limescale deposits. Keeping your shower head clean and looking like new.

 

3. Cold Showers

hansgrohe Ecostat Shower

Cold showers may not be for everyone. But adding a few cold showers instead of hot ones can help to save energy. Around 12% of your energy bills come from heating up your water, so a cold shower is a really good way to bring those bills down and use less energy. 

Cold showers will not only save you money on your bills and improve your carbon footprint, they also have health benefits such as:

  • Helps improve metabolism
  • Improves circulation
  • Helps your immune system
  • Increases endorphins

 

4. Speedy Showers

Spending less time in the shower is a great way to save water and energy. Less time spent in the shower means less water is going down the drain. We recommend that you keep your shower time 4 - 5 minutes long, by doing this the average household can save £95 a year on their bills. So you will be saving money all while doing your bit for the environment.

 

5. Bye Bye Bathtime

Some people love to have a bath. It is a perfect way to relax and unwind, especially after a long day at work. But baths use a lot of water, and bathing regularly will result in higher bills. Swapping just 1 bath per week for a speedy shower will see your water and energy bills £20 cheaper each year, so imagine if you swap out 3-4 baths a week! By ditching the tub, you will be saving water and improving your carbon footprint.

 

6. Turning Off The Taps

So many people are guilty of leaving the taps on. Especially when brushing their teeth, washing their face, or anything else that requires a running tap. But doing this does more damage than you think. By leaving the tap turned on so much water is wasted. A running tap can use up to 10 litres of water per minute!

So next time you turn your tap on, turn it off when you don’t need it. This will save you money on water and energy bills and is much more eco-friendly.

 

7. What’s Drippin’

Bristan Basin Mixer Eco-Click

Is that bathroom tap still dripping throughout the night? While it may not look like a lot of water is being lost, leaving a dripping tap unfixed can waste thousands of litres of water a year. So it is important to fix that drip as soon as possible to avoid any unnecessarily high bills and hurting the environment. If you are unsure how to fix a dripping tap, have a read through our useful step by step guide. Alternatively, you can opt for a tap that includes an eco-click water saving feature, such as the Bristan - Quadrato Basin Mixer.

 

8. LED Lights

Swapping to LED lights is a great way to make your bathroom more sustainable. LED bulbs are eco-friendly and use much less energy compared to other bulbs. They are also brighter and last much longer! By switching to LED bulbs and adding LED mirrors, an average household can save up to £65 a year on their energy bills.

 

9. Switch to a Bidet

Arezzo Smart Toilet Bidet

Switching your regular toilet for a bidet may sound counter active. Bidet toilets virtually eliminate the need for toilet paper by using water instead. Despite using water, a bidet will actually save water in the long run. 

You may be surprised, but manufacturing toilet paper is incredibly water-intensive. So by switching to a bidet, you can save gallons of water by eliminating the need for toilet roll. This is also environmentally friendly, as it is estimated that 27,000 trees are cut down each day so that toilet paper can be manufactured. That’s 9.8 million trees a year!

The Arezzo Smart Toilet with Bidet Wash Function, Heated Seat + Dryer is a great option for someone looking to upgrade to a bidet, as this model is also a Smart Toilet. This means you get a bidet along with a wide range of features to further improve your bathroom routine. What makes this toilet even more eco friendly is the power-saving feature that will help to save electricity.

 

10. Reduce Plastic Waste

There are so many recyclable plastics out there. But still, between 85% and 90% of plastic still ends up at the landfills every year. And around 10 million tons of plastic ends up in our oceans. This is why it is important to look for fully recyclable bathroom products. A good way to do this is to switch bottles for bars. Whether it's bars of soaps or shampoo bars, you won't find it difficult to ditch the bottles.

 

A Greener Future

By implementing these tips and tricks into your lifestyle, you will be doing your part in working towards a greener future that is more eco-friendly and efficient.

And, with brands such as Hansgrohe already doing their part by designing and manufacturing high quality, eco efficient products that will save money and energy, the future is looking much greener. 

Megan

Megan

Megan is an expert bathroom blogger, she enjoys writing helpful DIY articles and bathroom inspo blogs. As well as specialist bathroom advice, Megan also shares expert how-to blogs with step by step guides.

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