01 Sep How to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly
The threats of climate change are no longer unknown to the general public, and it’s now apparent that unless everybody makes a resolution to reduce their carbon footprint, even more damage will be done to the environment. A good way you can contribute to the overall effort to stem global warming is to make your home eco-friendly.
Sadly, when people hear about eco-friendly homes, their minds go to extreme measures. But it doesn’t have to be; by making small lifestyle changes, you can reduce the carbon footprint of your home. You can start small today, and if you feel comfortable doing so, take bigger strides in the future. In that vein, here are some simple tips to make your home more eco-friendly:
- Improve the insulation in your home
When heat escapes from your home, it forces your heater to work harder to keep the space warm. Subsequently, more energy is expended and it leads to more emissions. You can prevent this by improving the insulation in your home. Make sure your windows and doors are fitted tightly, and that there’s no room for heat to escape through the roof.
- Replace filament bulbs with energy-savers
LED bulbs are so prevalent now that it’s getting difficult to find homes where filament bulbs are in use. However, if you’re one of the few that still uses them, this is your notice to get the more eco-friendly bulbs. The best part is that the new products are more durable and last longer, so you (and the environment) benefit.
- Install a smart metre
A smart metre is connected to the home’s electrical system and it can be used to regulate your energy consumption. Firstly, it tracks your usage and looks for ways to minimise how much energy your home utilises. Secondly and more importantly, you can automate the system in such a way that your heater only comes on when needed, and the home’s temperature is always optimal for how much energy is consumed.
- Use thicker curtains instead of blinds
Blinds are great and often provide a superior look in certain rooms, but in some others, they’re simply not needed. Bedrooms, for example, could benefit from thicker curtains. Not only do they keep the room cooler and darker, they also conserve energy in the summer.
- Get energy-saving windows
Energy-saving windows are uniquely designed to reduce how much energy escapes from a room. All component parts, from the frame’s material to the glass and everything in between, were built to maximise energy usage and minimise waste. So, if you want to improve the energy efficiency of your home and become more eco-friendly, these windows are a great way to start.
Many of the options listed above are meant to help your home become less harmful to the environment. But if you take a closer look, you’ll see that they also improve your quality of life and increase the aesthetic level of your home.
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