Eco-Friendly Bathroom Fixtures
November 21, 2014
The hottest trend in home design is eco-friendly fixtures. These pieces add style to your space, but also save water, money, and the environment. If you’re not in the market to renovate your bathroom, updating outdated fixtures with new, environmentally-friendly pieces can save you the same amount of water and money without the cost of a full remodel.
A report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) showed that toilets consume 30 percent of water usage. Replacing older toilets with new, low-flush models will help curb the gallons used per flush. Some local governments even offer government incentives to homeowners who install low-flush toilets.
You can take it one step further by installing a dual flush toilet. Whitehaus Collection offers three styles of dual flush toilets in its Magic Flush collection. There are two different flush settings on dual flush toilets: partial and full. The partial flush uses .8 gallons per flush, and the full flush uses 1.6 gallons per flush. This gives you full control over your daily water consumption. In Magic Flush, both the partial and full flushes have 600 percent more flushing power than the IAPMO standard. They’re also Water Sense approved. Water Sense is an EPA partnership program that promotes the value of water efficiency, provides consumers with easy ways to save water, encourages innovation in manufacturing, and decreases water use and reduces strain on water resources and infrastructure. Products that are Water Sense approved, such as Whitehaus’s Magic Flush dual flush toilets, have been certified to be at least 20 percent more efficient without sacrificing performance.
In addition to saving water, the Magic Flush toilets have soft drop seats. It takes 10 seconds for the seat to fall, eliminating the accidental seat slam. Magic Flush toilets are also extremely sanitary. The toilets have glazed dropways, so there is nowhere for bacteria to form. This allows for easy cleaning of the interior, and the skirt allows for easy cleaning of the exterior. In addition to the benefits of these toilets’ functionality, they’re extremely stylish. The design of the skirts hide the tubing completely, which is a hard feature to find anywhere else. The influence of European design brings a classy, luxurious, and trendy style to your bathroom.
Another way to save water is by replacing showerheads and valves. Old showerheads use 2.5 gallons of water per minute, whereas new showerheads only use 1.5. If each member of a family of four takes a half hour shower, you’re instantly saving 120 gallons of water per day. Whitehaus offers an array of showerheads in varying shapes, sizes, and styles in both the Metrohaus and Showerhaus collections.
By investing in new fixtures, you’re spending money to save money.
Jim Lavallee Plumbing
Serving Eastern Massachusetts and the Boston area
Phone: Toll-free (888) 884-4122