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It is easier not to go green. Almost every part of home life is built around energy sapping and inefficient resources, like light bulbs and televisions. It isn’t just that you are used to these facilities; they are also a lot better. For example, light bulbs might give off excess heat, but they are also the most powerful product. Also, going green is very expensive compared to conventional methods of powering your home. So, what’s the point of being good to the environment in the first place? The point is that you shouldn’t be selfish. You have to do your part to preserve the planet for your grandchildren and their children, and this is how you do it.
Turn Off The Lights
Lights play a big part in any home’s carbon footprint, especially when they are left on all the time. Because lights create so much energy, they also burn a lot, and that is reflected in your bill. Just by turning off the lights you can save the planet and money on your electric bill. If you are the forgetful kind, you can install automatic timers that do the job for you.
Going unplugged isn’t paying homage to rock and roll eras of the past. It means that you need to unplug appliances when you are not using them. Even though you are not using them, they are still connected to the electricity source, and they are still sapping energy. Worse still, when appliances such as televisions and radios are on standby they use as much energy as when they are in use.
Stop The Leaks
Stopping leaks isn’t just about blocking damaged water pipes; it refers to the amount of heat which leaks out of your home. The worst contender for inefficiency is the boiler or your primary heat source. If you cut down on its use, then you will make your home ten times more eco-friendly. However, achieving this is difficult if most of your warm air is exiting your house from doors and windows. To correct this problem hire a handyman to fix any gaps. Although, if this is the case you might need a new door. You should find a locksmith service near you to fit a new lock, or fit the old lock on your new door if you don’t want any more hassle.
Clean The Air
The air you breathe which fills your home can be very bad for you. Air is full of pollutants and bacteria that can be harmful to your health, so you need to remove the impurities. Install an extractor fan that will do this for you, as well as house plants that do it organically. Also, install a carbon monoxide detector for your safety.
Making your home eco-friendly does sound difficult, but in reality it is a lot easier. You do have to put in a bit more time and effort than normal, but as you can see it is a lot better for your home and your health. And there is nothing more important than your health and your family’s health.