Eco-Friendly Bidet Use

April 2, 2009 by  
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bidetrepairMuch has been made of the bidet’s environmentally-friendly aspects.  Allowing households to function day-to-day without relying on wasteful toilet paper, it’s one of the smartest fixtures homeowners can ever install.  Of course, ensuring that your bidet leaves as little environmental footprint as possible can best be achieved by using it more consciously.

1. Water pressure

Use light water pressure if that’s all you need.  If you just have to wash off the area, instead of needing to remove dirt, a soft gush of water should water.  That simple behavior adjustment can mean gallons upon gallons of water saved throughout the year.

2. Electricity

Between warm water, heated seats, warm air, the remote control, electronic sensors and a host of other special features, premium bidets can use up quite a bit of electricity.   As such, it’s prudent to do your part in trying to conserve it, should that be an option.

Whenever you can, use regular water instead warm, turn off heating on the seats if the weather’s not too cold and shut off the sensors and automatic controls if they’re not necessary.  Unless you have seniors or disabled parties living at home, much of the automated functionalities in electronic bidets aren’t all that essential.  Use only what you need.

3.  Working condition

Perform regular tune-up to make sure your bidet is in tip-top condition.  If you notice leaks between connecting pipes, always attend to it immediately, to avoid wasting water.  Make sure to keep the facility clean to avoid damaging it.

Bathroom Amenities For A “Green” Bathroom

March 26, 2009 by  
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greentoiletConcerned about the environment?  If you are, updating your bathroom with amenities that help in conservation efforts should be among your chief priorities when working to bring more sustainability into your home.

What things can you do to reduce your bathroom’s carbon footprint?

Install a bidet. If toilet paper and its excesses repulse you, there is no better replacement for it than a bidet.  Not only does it get rid of toilet paper’s wasteful manufacturing process,  it cleans and washes dirt off much better too.  You’ll not only spare a ton of trees from being cut down and turned into pulp, using a bidet prevents the use of tons of waters and chemicals to produce those sheets of posterior wipes.

Shower Timer. A shower timer is a good tool to keep tabs on your water usage.  Most people don’t even have any idea about how much clean water they’re flushing down the drain when they spend extended time under the shower.  With a shower timer, you can languor just enough to clean up and be immediately alerted when your shower time is reaching far beyond your cleaning needs.

Water-Saving Shower Heads. There are many new shower heads that help save water.  Instead of letting the stream of liquid out in the traditional way, it concentrates the gush so that less water needs to be sprayed out of the nozzle while offering the same refreshing wash.

Low-Consumption Lighting. Unless you’re shaving or putting on make-up in front of the bathroom mirror, there’s really no need to use high levels of illumination while you’re there.  In fact, you can use a relatively dim low-consumption light in the bathroom while accomplishing most needs to save bundles on electricity.