Ways to make your home more eco-friendly

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These days, everybody is getting more and more eco-friendly. As we worry more about global warming and the changes to our planet, we’re all starting to think of ways that we can do our part to fight against climate change. You may think that you’re only one person and you can’t do much but the truth is that if we all do our part in our small way, we can help make a huge change. Here are some tips on how you can make your home more eco friendly.

Install Solar Panels

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First it’s time to install solar panels, which will provide you with completely clean electricity. Although you may think this is expensive, it’s a good idea to compare solar panel providers to see who can provide the best deal for you and your home so that you get exactly what you need. Also you should remember that this is a one time expense that will save you a lot more money than you’re spending in the future. Depending on where you live, you can even make money from your solar panels as you can sell energy back to the grid – it’s a long term investment that may pay you back sooner than you think.

Cut Out The Plastic

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We’re all trying to use less plastic these days, so why not at home as well? Make sure you decline plastic bags at the supermarket – take your own reusable ones instead. Single use plastic is a big no-no, and we should all be aware of that now. But when it comes to your home design, it’s also a good idea to use less plastic. Plastic furniture often breaks quickly and ages a lot less well than natural materials so it’s good to invest in furniture made from wood from sustainable forests, glass, rattan, and metal. Not only will these items last longer but you will also be able to recycle them when they come to the end of their life span.

Use LED light bulbs

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Using energy efficient light bulbs is a super easy way to be eco friendly. They last for longer and they use less electricity, so you’ll save a lot of money. You may think they’re dim initially but in the long run you won’t notice this – and the pay off, being eco friendly and green, is well worth it.

Insulate Your Home

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There are few better ways to save money and energy than by insulating your home. Not only will it keep your home warm when the weather is cold, but when the weather is hot, it will keep cool air inside – a win-win situation! You won’t need to burn energy reheating your home, and when it’s warm you won’t have to keep your air-con and electric fans on for too long. If your home isn’t well insulated, this is something that you can do yourself by going to a hardware store and buying rolls of insulation there.

It is very possible to be eco-friendly at home by being more thoughtful about what you do and making small life changes that will save you money long term – and save the planet, too.