From saving the planet to saving money making sure your home is running as efficiently as possible is the best way to do your bit for the environment. Making sure you are taking steps to protect the environment has never been more important as the impact of human consumption on the environment around us is increasingly obvious.
Doing your part to help the environment doesn’t have to be hard and cost a lot of money, simple changes within your home can make a huge impact on your carbon footprint and can ensure your home is as energy efficient as possible. The first and probably easiest thing to do is to make sure you turn off all your appliances at the switch. Doing this regularly will not only save energy but in turn will save you a packet on your electricity bills. Try to not leave appliances like phones or laptops charging over night and turn off lights when you are not using them. If you want to go one step further you can purchase energy saving light bulbs and energy efficient appliances so you can be sure you are making your home as eco friendly as possible.
When you are using your energy efficient appliances try utilising them to their full potential by only using the amount of energy you really need. Only wash full loads of clothes at a time and instead of using the dryer, hang your washing outside on the line instead. Not only will you save some much needed dollars but you will get fresh clean clothes that smell and look great.
Insulating your home is another great way to save on your energy bills and dramatically reduces your carbon footprint. Try insulating your roof and walls so you can trap the heat and save on your heating bills. There are specialised workers to do this for you or you can simply line your roof or attic using insulating materials.
Try to keep your heating a low as possible during the winter months and if you really want to make a difference get a residential glass supplier to come and fit your window with double glazing, which will prevent heat getting out in the winter and heat getting in during the summer when you want to keep cool. If you really want to lower your costs dramatically try installing solar panels to your property which will help to generate plenty of energy from the warm Aussie sun.
Making your home eco friendly will not only help the environment but it can also be a great way to save money and feel good. So take a look at what you can do in your own home to reduce your carbon footprint and you will be helping future generations to enjoy an unpolluted world in years to come.