It’s great that people are now becoming more environmentally conscious about every part of their lives, and it is slowly making its way into the home, such as people who are looking for house cleaning products that don’t contain chemicals, as well as looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint. And if you are thinking about making your home a completely environmentally friendly space, there may be a few simple things that haven’t even crossed your mind yet. So, here are a few things to think about.
Think About Your Water –
There are ways you can begin to cut down on the water that doesn’t require installing new equipment, but there are things you can do at the source to help minimize your carbon footprint, such as an LPG boiler, but there are also many lifestyle changes you can implement too. One very simple way to cut down on water is to not run the tap for too long when doing the essentials like brushing your teeth or shaving. You could install a low flowing showerhead also, but you should look to see if there are any potential trouble spots with regards to leaks. A dripping tap will not seem to leak much water, but you’ll soon realize how much it impacts your overall water usage when you get the bill!
Get A Smart Meter –
This is fast becoming a popular approach to managing your heating in the home. Many heaters can be activated to come on at certain times, such as early in the morning, but also there are smart meters that you can control from your mobile phone. So, rather than learning how to operate that heating gadget in your home that doesn’t seem to correspond to the instructions, you can use an easy-to-use app to switch on the heating as and when it’s needed, which will save you a lot of money, as well as reduce your overall energy expenditure.
Install Solar Panels –
This is a controversial one, not just because there are many arguments as to how much electricity solar panels can gather, but also the large panels on your roof doesn’t add much to the general aesthetic. While solar panels are a long-term investment, it’s one of the main ways you can be eco-friendly, but also depending on where you live, you could make enough energy for you to sell some back to the grid.
Eat Green –
Being self-sufficient and growing your own fruit and vegetables is a very popular pastime now, but it can be very difficult to sustain, especially if you are working full-time. But there are things you can do in your kitchen to make for an eco-friendly home. For example, if you open the oven door while cooking, you are losing a lot of heat so it can take quite a bit of time for the oven to heat back up.
Making your home environmentally friendly should be something we communicate to our children, but the best way to do this is to set the right example. So let’s make our homes as environmentally friendly as possible.
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