The world is warming, and we can see its effects all around us. It’s up to all of us, from individuals to large corporations, to make changes and stop climate change.
You can start these changes at home, by creating a more eco-friendly home. Eco-friendly home design and eco-friendly home products can make a big difference to your carbon footprint, yet what do these actually involve?
In this guide, we’ll look at how you can make your home greener. Are you ready to learn more and start playing your part? Then read on!
Go for LED Lights
If you’re still using incandescent lightbulbs, you should switch to LED lightbulbs. The key benefit of these lightbulbs, both for you and the planet, is that they last a lot longer, so over time you’ll use far fewer materials.
One LED lightbulb can last you a decade, depending on your usage!
Wash Your Clothes With Cold Water
While this won’t work for absolutely everything in your wardrobe, most clothes can be washed just fine with cold water. Doing this means lower bills because you won’t need to heat the water, and it will also lower your home’s carbon footprint, all without affecting the cleanliness of your clothes.
Switch to Solar
If you want to make a bigger impact on your home’s carbon footprint, consider installing solar panels. This can lower your electricity bills quite dramatically, but not in the way that you might think.
You’re still going to need to be hooked up to the electricity grid for cloudy days and nighttime. Yet with solar panels, it becomes a two-way connection, and you’ll feed electricity back into the grid and get credits for it!
Visit sunnyenergysolar.com for more information about making the switch.
Only Use Your Dishwasher and Washing Machine When Full
Your dishwasher and washing machine use the same amount of water whether they’re half-full or full to the brim. For this reason, you should try to use these appliances sparingly, and wait until they’re full before you switch them on.
This will not only help limit your environmental impact, it will also cut your bills!
Shop at Thrift and Vintage Stores
We all need to replace our clothes and furniture from time to time. Yet why not make a vintage shop or a thrift store your first stop? Buying used items from these stores limits the demand for new furniture, clothes, and the associated usage of materials.
You might even be able to score a bargain!
Get Paperless Bills
If you’re still getting your power and water bills sent to you in the mail, why not switch to paperless billing? Getting your bills emailed to you is far more convenient, and it also means that you use less paper.
Small Steps to an Eco-Friendly Home
We hope you’ve enjoyed this guide: put our tips into practice and you’ll be playing a role in the fight against climate change! Some of these are more demanding than others, but they can all help, and doing just one of them will make a difference.
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