Turning your home into a model of green living has several benefits. Not only are you helping the environment by producing less carbon dioxide, but you're also lowering your utility bills as you aren't utilizing as much electricity. Additionally, an eco-friendly renovation is a long-term investment of sustainability.
Today, we'll look at a couple of ways you can improve your home to make it a truly green residence.
To become an eco-friendly property owner, you'll need to:
Dump your old appliances – Outdated refrigerators, microwaves and other kitchen necessities consume more energy than you think. Older models actually use tiny bits of power even when you aren't using them. EnergyStar-rated products feature safeguards against this micro-consumption, ensuring that you aren't paying extra each month. Similarly, they are designed to perform just as well as other brands but at a fraction of the electricity expenditure.
Rethink your lighting setup – Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are the undisputed future of residential lighting, but currently many homeowners still rely on old-fashioned bulbs that don't last very long and consume an inordinate amount of power. You can shave 25 percent off your monthly electricity bills by switching over to this new technology.
Waste nothing – Did you buy a new TV but plan to toss the box in the trash? Give the environment a helping hand by reusing that box for storage. At the very least, recycle anything you can that you would otherwise chuck in the trash. That way, you will cut down on household waste while also giving Mother Nature a helping hand.
Hopefully these tips will help set you on the path to a greener lifestyle. However, to do it right, you'll need to be committed to making your home a truly low-impact residence. Good luck!