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Green Tips for Your Bath Remodel

1) GO GREY TO GO GREEN

Greywater systems are gaining in popularity. These systems cycle water that’s been used once in the sink or bath to the toilet bowl, eliminating fresh water use in the toilet. Ask your contractor if one would work within your space.

2) GET INTO HOT WATER

Now’s a good time to consider replacing your water heater with the most energy efficient model — possibly even a tankless water heater. Make sure your contractor uses proper amounts of insulation for your water heater and hot water pipes. And ask about hot water recirculation pumps for the fixture that’s farthest from the water heater. These can dramatically reduce wasting water while you’re waiting for it to heat. Many Aquatic baths feature inline heating, which maintains your desired water temperature much more efficiently than continually adding hot water from your water heater

3) BREATHE EASIER

Install high-efficiency air vents and filters to help pull out the humidity and reduce the opportunity for mold growth. You might want to avoid vanities and cabinets that contain any particleboard — these can contain formaldehyde and other volatile organic compounds (VOC) that you don’t want in your air. You can also ask your contractor to use low-VOC caulk.

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