Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Help Your Home Fight The Environmental Battle

Do you want to make positive changes to the environmental struggle? Well done! The environment is something we should all care about. Things aren’t looking good for the planet. For the most part, we don’t make any effort to improve the situation. If you’re fed up of ignoring the problems, there are things you can do to make positive change. Just small changes to your home can make a huge difference. Not to mention, they can save you money!


SOLAR POWER

Using solar energy is one of the best things you can do for the environment. It’s also one of the best things you can do to avoid unpleasant heating bills. Why throw money at electricity when you could harvest your power with barely any effort? Solar power installation may cost you initially, but those panels will soon pay for themselves. Environmental resources are limited and are decreasing at a rapid rate. Don’t be part of the problem. Switch to solar power now and see the difference!

BE ECONOMICAL WITH ELECTRICITY

The amount of electricity we waste in an average household is insane. You might want to stay toasty this winter, but think twice next time you turn the heating on. Can you wrap up in a blanket instead? Check to turn the lights off each time you leave a room. It’s even worth switching off any appliances you leave on standby. It may take you an extra minute, but it will make a huge difference. Again, you’ll be saving yourself money on bills too. What’s not to like?

DOUBLE GLAZING

Investing in double glazing is another fantastic improvement you can make to your home. Double glazing decreases the amount of heat you lose from your windows and keeps your house much warmer. You won’t have to compromise on putting the heat on once you’ve invested in this. Again, the outlay may seem a lot, but you’ll save that and more in heating bills!  


DON’T WASTE WATER

Electricity isn’t the only thing we waste in our homes. Water is another resource we shouldn't waste. And yet, it’s wasted by the bucket load! There are a variety of ways to cut down on any household water usage. Setting up an egg timer to ensure no one stays in the shower longer than five minutes will make a huge difference. You could also run shallow baths. You don’t have to go without, just be more mindful of the water you’re using. This is also relevant when it comes to washing machines and dishwashers. Do you do small loads of laundry rather than one big one? Do various members of the household use the machine? Putting all your laundry together to do a big load is much better. With your dishwasher, ensure nothing else can fit in before you set it to wash. If you’ve only got small amounts of washing, could you wash them by hand instead? Again, it will only take you a few minutes and is well worth the effort!

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