We're all starting to acknowledge the need to be more eco-friendly in our daily lives, and many of us do the basics like recycling and opting for more sustainable products. However, you can also implement a few other things within your home environments that can be beneficial.
With that being said, here are five ways you can make your home more eco-friendly.
Invest in energy-efficient light bulbs
While energy-efficient light bulbs have been accessible for a number of years now, it's only within the last couple of years that the general public has started to try and become more educated on sustainability and how they can save more money around the home.
Not only do energy-efficient light bulbs use less electricity, but they also don't need to be replaced as often as regular, old-fashioned light bulbs do.
Insulate your home correctly.
If your home is well-insulated, it's able to hold heat in properly, which means it'll take significantly less energy to reheat your living space when you need it to be warm. It's also one of the easiest and smartest ways to save your money, too.
A good place to start is to check out your windows and ensure they're well insulated, then move on to the walls of your house and even your roof.
Think green when it comes to cleaning products.
We never really consider the harm cleaning products cause the environment, but once they've gone down the drain, they go straight into the water supply, and it can take a lot more energy to purify that water again at treatment works.
There are a few simple switches you can make, for example using bicarbonate of soda, lemon juice, or vinegar can all be used instead of bleaches and detergent to kill bacteria and leave homes grease and odor-free. Also, switching over to steam cleaners as a way to disinfect and kill germs is another green way of keeping homes clean, all you need is water.
Compost your food waste
Invest in a compost bin and turn your food waste and kitchen scraps into compost.
Buy an eco-kettle
Energy-efficient kettles use less energy to boil water which means you have a smaller carbon footprint. Over an extended period of time, it means you'll pay less per boil with an energy-efficient kettle.