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Easy Ways to Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient

In Green & Ethical Living, Home & Gardenby eva.katona@yahoo.comLeave a Comment

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We are fortunate to live in an era in a time when we have so much technology and we have access to it right at our fingertips. We have smart technology and an increase in apps, making life simpler wherever we go. But with all of the innovation that have access to, it can be hard to wonder why more people are doing more to be more green or live more sustainably. If all of us decided to make just one eco-friendly change in our home or life in general, then we would significantly impact the Earth, the communities around us, as well as energy bills. If you aren’t too sure what some changes are that are really simple and can be done quite easily at home, then here are some of the things that you can do to create a much more energy-efficient home, which is going to be much better for the environment.

Start a Compost

We all know that we need to recycle. But sadly, a lot of local council recycling schemes aren’t quite up to the level that they could be. So unless you’re willing to travel to a specific recycling point, then you need to think about what can or can’t be recycled where you are. Which is why starting a compost pile is a really good idea. A lot of food waste that you have can’t be recycled locally, which is why starting a compost is a really good idea. Food waste, like vegetable scraps and shavings, as well as egg shells, and so on, can be quite easily put onto a compost pile. Not only is that a good thing to do for the environment, but it creates a natural mulch and fertilizer for the lawn. 

Seal All Windows

The heat that we lose through our windows can be quite high. And if you keep feeling the cold, then you will keep the heating on, which uses up so much energy. So think about checking your windows to see where there are draughts and if they can be sealed around the window. You might not need to replace the whole window, but sealing it up can really make a difference. You could also ‘layer up’ your windows with something like frosted privacy window film, which not only acts as a privacy layer, but can help to keep the heat in. Sealing gaps and cracks in a window is something that is an easy and inexpensive way to lower energy costs, which helps you to live more sustainably.

Turn Off Unnecessary Water

If you can do more to conserve water, then it can not only help you to save money, but it can also help you to do your bit for the environment. So be more conscious of your water usage, especially for things like brushing your teeth and using the bath. Avoid running half a load of laundry and wait until there is a full load, for example. Repair any leaks you have too; this can surprisingly make a difference. 

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