Right now, we’re all culprits of the environment being the way that it is. We’re all in charge of how much of an impact we have on the world around us and if we’re not careful, we’re going to ruin the planet far faster than we already are ruining it. If we don’t do something about the way in which we are impacting the environment, we’re going to be running all of our natural resources out too quickly.
It’s for this reason that we should be doing everything that we can to reduce our carbon footprints and have less of an impact on the world around us. We need to start with our homes, and whether you begin with reading Tylko’s guide on sustainable materials or you take a look at all of the greener methods for cooking and cleaning, you can make a big difference in your day to day living. Below, we’ve put together five ways you can promote better sustainability in your home and you can live in a house that is friendly to the world outside it.
- Upgrade your lighting to LED. The incandescent light bulbs out there are responsible for using up a lot of energy. Did you know that LED bulbs are going to last up to 25 times longer than the standard bulbs. LED bulbs are a little more expensive, but it’s far more expensive to cost the planet.
- Add solar panels. One of the other great investments that you can make for your home is to add solar panels to the roof of the house. The amount of money that you can save with solar panels is one thing, but the fact you won’t be using too much energy in the house is quite another. Solar panels can help you to gain tax credits from the government, too.
- Work on wind. The drafts that affect your home can lead to the inside of your house feeling colder than the outside. Draft-proofing is a must, and failing to insulate is going to waste your money as much as it will the energy in your home. You can seal the gaps, use thermal curtains, fit your carpets with an underlay and boost how efficient your HVAC systems are, too!
- Go smart with your technology. Most houses are being built with smart technology in mind, and yours can be the same. You can achieve better sustainability in your house with the ability to control your devices remotely and use automated power-saving strategies, too. You can control the temperature, the security and the lights at the touch of a button, and this can help you to keep your house a sustainable one.
We can all see the evidence of climate change and the way that it affects the house in which you live. Instead of thinking about saving money on your bills, think about how you can save the planet from exerting any more energy than is entirely necessary. You’ll find that you have a happier home all round!