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Do you look around your home and just know that it isn’t as economically friendly as it could be? there are a few things that you can do about that.
Get Serious about your Water
When you think about the word sustainability, you may think that it only applies to energy consumption. This is not the case at all, in fact, it applies to water too. If you want to help yourself here, then you need to take the time to fix any leaks. This is the best way for you to save water and you would be surprised at what an impact it could have on your home. It also helps to stop running the tap when you are brushing your teeth, and to also install a low-flow shower head. When you do, you will see a huge difference.
Install a Smart Thermostat
Your heating is quite possibly one of the best ways for you to save energy. During the winter months, it can be very easy for you to leave the heating on longer than you should. This can lead to a lot of wasted energy and money too. The easiest way for you to combat this would be for you to have a smart thermostat installed. Thermostats can be set so that they only turn on at certain points of the day or even when you are just about to get home from work.
Energy Efficient Light Bulbs
Energy-efficient light bulbs have been around for quite some time. It makes a lot of sense for you to switch too. Energy-efficient bulbs are ideal if you want to save a lot of money and they last a very long time too. Sure, the price per bulb might be more expensive but they do in fact last way longer. This ultimately means that you have to spend less time replacing them, so it works out very nicely.
Invest In Quality Solar Panels
Solar panels are an essential feature for anyone who wants to have an economically friendly home. Solar panels can provide you with clean electricity and in some instances, you may even have enough so that you can sell some back to the grid. It may take years for you to break even but when you do, you can then significantly lower the cost of your energy overall. If you want to get your panels installed then make sure that you go through a professional.
Embrace Natural Cleaning Products
Using harmful cleaning chemicals is incredibly bad for the environment. When you wash them down the drain, you are simply putting them down into the water supply. This ultimately means that water needs to undergo a more intense purification process before it is safe to be used again. The good news is that you don’t need to use harmful cleaning products at all. Natural products such as vinegar, citric acid or even bicarbonate of soda have a very good effect and they don’t need to undergo half as much treatment either.