Do you want to do your part in beating climate change? One great way to do this is by living in an eco-friendly home with these changes!
“I want my home to be eco-friendly, but it’s too inconvenient.”
This excuse is one of the biggest reasons people don’t adopt a sustainable lifestyle in their households. It’s also a myth.
As you’ll soon see, it’s a lot easier than most people think to have an eco-friendly home. All it takes is a few small changes. And we’re going to share some of these with you today.
The best part is, you don’t have to make all of these changes. If you follow only one of the steps on this list, it will still have an enormous impact on future generations. Read through this list to see what you can do to help save our planet.
- Go Solar
Today, it’s easier and cheaper than ever to go solar. In fact, for a limited time, you can still take advantage of government-sponsored solar power incentives like tax rebates. This could save you thousands of dollars off the total cost of your solar power system.
Simply Google “solar companies near me” to find qualified installers. Then, call them up and ask what rebates you can get and what the final price would be.
And that’s not the only way to harness the power of the sun. Invest in solar-powered outdoor lighting solutions as well.
- Upgrade to Eco-Friendly Appliances
Furthermore, if most of your appliances are 5+ years old, then they’re probably consuming more energy than they need to. The fact is, energy-efficiency technology is improving all the time.
Newer, ENERGY STAR certified appliances could believably do the same job using half as much power as your current appliances. Besides, they work better and save you money on your energy bill, too.
- Stop Throwing Plastic Away
Never throw plastic away if you can help it. It takes 1,000 years to decompose in a landfill. Besides, pretty much all locations in the world make it easy to recycle bottles and other plastics so there’s no excuse.
Okay, actually, there are a lot of plastics that recycling centers don’t take, like wrappers and disposable razors. For that reason, it’s best to try not to use such plastics if you can help it. The easiest way to do this is by using reusable versions of the plastic disposables you would use otherwise.
- Choose Eco-Friendly Cleaners
The chemicals that go down your drain can pollute just as easily as the trash that junks up your local landfill. Whenever you can, try to avoid harsh chemical cleaners in favor of natural, biodegradable alternatives.
In fact, you’d be surprised how many eco-friendly cleaning solutions you can make yourself with simple ingredients like vinegar. And you’ll be even more surprised at how effective they are.
- Donate Anything You Can
Lastly, if you don’t need it, donate it. For example, when you upgrade to more energy-efficient appliances, donate your old ones. And never throw away clothes that don’t have stains or holes.
If everyone did this, then everyone in the world would have everything they need. It also spares our landfills and cuts the greenhouse gases that would be produced to make new items.
Follow These Simple Steps For a More Eco-Friendly Home
With this guide, it’s easy to have an eco-friendly home. To put it another way, you now have no excuse not to do your part.
Just make at least one of these changes and that’s it! Then, just like that, you’re preserving the planet for future generations.
Going green isn’t the only way to improve your home. We can also teach you how to repair your garage, how to choose the perfect deck chair, and even how to identify poisonous spiders in your home. Check out our Home Improvement Archives for all these topics and more.