WAYS TO MAKE YOUR HOME GREENER
Having to save more money and also care for the environment are two main worries facing pretty much every household today. Recently, the significance of doing the whole lot possible in reducing our carbon footprints and reduce global warming has been acknowledged by many. It is nothing but our moral obligation to make our world greener.
In these days of environmental awareness, it is imperative that we all we can for the planet. But knowing where to begin can be difficult. Here are some steps you need to take to start saving energy and make your home greener;
TURN OFF THE LIGHT
This is something many of us always forget to do. Turning off a light when you leave a room is such a simple thing to do, but it can make a real impact on your home’s electricity bill. It does not profit you in any way to have a bulb on when there is no one in the room, so turn it off.
USE ENERGY SAVING BULBS
The consumption of energy is one of the major factors to focus on when going green. Many of us have already switched from the old luminous light bulbs to the newer energy-saving CFL (compact fluorescent lamps) coil-shaped bulbs. However we can make even bigger savings in the long run and reduce our carbon footprint further by investing in LED lighting instead. LEDs use considerably minimal amount of energy, emit less heat and last far longer.
SAVE MORE WATER
We know that saving water is important for our future and fortunately there are quite a lot of ways to do so in the home. Switch shower heads with aerating heads which can use 50% less water for the same effect. This has the capability of decreasing your energy consumption at the same time, as you use a smaller amount of hot water per shower.
TURN-OFF UNUSUED APPLAINCE
Electricity bills have risen for homes all over the country, and it is even worse when you have to pay for electricity you would have saved. Never leave appliances on stand-by for starters. Also, stop charging electrical appliances overnight as the probability is that they won’t take that long. Why boil water you are necessarily not going to use. You might also want to remember that boiling a liter of water in a kettle uses the same amount of energy as the average fridge will in about seven hours.
ADJUST THE THERMOSTAT
Turn the thermostat down by a reasonable degree. If you use a dishwasher, you should keep it at 140 degrees. Just a tiny bit will save a lot. You should also turn down the heat at night in the winter time. Just throw another blanket on the bed and that does it.