Making your home more energy and water efficient is one of the best ways you can have a positive impact on the environment, so we’ve gathered a few ideas for the homeowners:
Double paned windows are said to reduce energy usage by as much as 24% during the winter and up to 18% in warm climates in the summer!
So, if you’re building a house, I’d recommend double-paned windows.
Go Low Flow:
Switching to low-flow showerheads, faucets, and toilets is a great way to save water and money whether you’re remodelling, building new, or simply upgrading some existing fixtures.
A family of four can save up to 13,000 gallons of water per year by switching to low-flow toilets. That is a larger change, but you can make a smaller change right now by adding aerators to your faucets and switching out your shower heads.
So, let’s get clear, going low flow does not imply poor performance or low pressure.
Once your greywater system is installed, it’s time to start landscaping.
Also, why not try something different? A natural landscape with native species that don’t use up a lot of resources.
And growing your own food is a terrific way to make your outdoor space more environmentally friendly. Consider growing a fruit tree or a planting vegetable box.
By doing this, you’ll save money and cut down on emissions by growing your own food. After all, getting from your garden to your kitchen doesn’t require much transport! You can always choose to lead a healthier life!
To ensure that your next purchase is an investment is probably to make ethically responsible decisions about how you light your home. By simply switching to LEDs from incandescent and compact fluorescent bulbs, you may reduce the energy used for lighting in your house by 75%. Here’s a small tip, when purchasing lights for your home, search for brands that care about the environment.
Insulation always increases the efficiency of the heating and cooling system, however, choose an eco-friendly one. The natural and recycled materials are effective as well as safer to handle than fibreglass insulation. The benefit of keeping garbage out of landfills is another advantage of recycled materials.
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