Some people like to take showers daily while others prefer longer baths. If you like submerging yourself in a bathtub, then you should know that you’re using much more water than a typical shower. Compared to baths, taking showers is also more sustainable for the environment. Our bathroom and kitchen renovation contractors at Envy Home Services share more insight:
Why Take Showers Over Baths?
Showers simply offer more benefits than baths. While nothing beats a nice, long bath, not everyone likes the idea of being submerged in a tub of water every day. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), you only use about 10 to 25 gallons of water when showering for about five to 10 minutes. Meanwhile, a bathtub requires around 70 gallons of water when filled close to the brim. Even if it isn’t filled up, you still use more water than a normal shower. So, if you want to conserve more water in the long run, consider getting a tub-to-shower conversion for your bathroom.
Did you know you can save even more water as you take a shower? As one of the leading bathroom and kitchen remodeling companies in the area, we recommend getting a low-flow showerhead installed. This simple feature can make a big difference in how much water you save as you shower. The EPA also estimates that if every household has these efficient showerheads installed, the country could reduce its annual water consumption by 250 billion gallons!
Other Shower Tips You Should Know
Turn off the water while applying soap or shampooing. This simple trick can greatly reduce how much water is used whenever you take a shower. You’ll only have to turn off the water for a few moments as you shampoo your hair and lather your body, so it won’t affect your overall showering experience.
Adjust your habits. Do you tend to leave the water running as you wait for it to heat up? It may only take a few seconds but then you leave it running for a few minutes because you end up doing other things. Avoid doing this so that you can conserve more water (and energy from your water heater) in the long run.
If you’re planning a tub-to-shower conversion, don’t just hire any other contractor for the job. As one of the best bathroom and kitchen contractors in the area, you can count on Envy Home Services to focus on personalized services as our team designs your space, treating your home as if it were our own. Call us today at (888) 847-7954 or contact us online via our convenient request form.