Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Get Green: How To Make Your Home Eco Friendly

Being more green is something that we all aspire to - although we all want to be less Elphaba from Wicked and more eco friendly. Saving the planet needs to become one of our top priorities - and here are some ways that you can do it at home.

Use Different Materials

When you’re buying new furniture for your home, make sure that you carefully consider the materials that it’s made from, and try to go for wood, glass and metal as opposed to plastic. They tend to stay in good condition for longer, which means that you can keep them for a longer time or that you’ll be able to easily pass them on when they no longer suit your home or when you buy new pieces. You should also remember that materials like wood are much less toxic, meaning that they’re good choices to have in your home if you have kids.

Switch Your Light Bulbs

Secondly, it’s time to get rid of your old light bulbs when they burn out and replace them with new eco friendly bulbs. Not only will they last much longer but they’ll also use less energy while they’re there - which is good for both your bank balance and for the environment! You should also make sure that you switch off the lights every time you leave a room.

Use A New Energy Source

We all know that the whole world is buzzing about finding different sources of energy instead of fossil fuels, which are rapidly being used up and which are definitely not at all good for the environment. If you want to improve your eco friendly credentials then why not go for solar panels instead? After all, the sun is the ultimate renewable energy source. If you’re wondering how solar panels work, there’s plenty of information online - but in short, they take solar energy from the sun and convert it into electricity which can power your home.

Get A Water Filter

Let’s face it: if you’re at all environmentally conscious then you’ll know that bottled water isn’t a good thing. Not only does it use huge amounts of energy when it’s being bottled and when the plastic bottles are being made, but it’s also expensive to transport - along with using up a lot of energy on the roads. It’s time that you start to drink tap water. If you don’t like the taste of it, you could invest in a water filter which will remove impurities from your water - you could also flavour it with fruit like berries, apples and kiwis.

Unplug Your Electronics

When you leave the room, you need to make sure that you unplug your electronics - the truth is that they use almost as much energy when you leave them on standby as when you’re actually watching TV or listening to music. Not only does that mean that you have to pay out more money than you need to for electricity and power, but it’s also not great for the environment. Unplug your TV before you go to bed.


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