Making Your Home More Eco-friendly

The state of the environment has become a prevalent subject for many people—not only in the UK, but around the world. Every property owner has the ability to contribute to the protection of the environment by being more eco-friendly.

Even in a single-family home, a number of changes may be able to help make your residence more eco-friendly. As a homeowner, you have the ability to make adjustments and decisions that will help reduce any environmental impact.

When attempting to make your household more eco-friendly, consider these everyday tips:

  • Use eco-friendly products—Cleaning products, shampoo and conditioner can all contain chemicals—such as detergents, preservatives and foaming agents—that can cause damage to the environment. Consider switching to products that do not contain synthetic ingredients. Toilet paper made out of bamboo can also be an eco-friendly alternative for your household.
  • Unplug—Even when electronic devices are turned off or in standby mode, they are still using electricity. When a device is fully charged or will not be needed anytime soon, consider unplugging it in order to save energy.
  • Reconsider appliance use—Using washing machines and dryers may be convenient, but, at least when not in a rush, consider hanging clothes out to dry instead. When running a washing machine, utilise a cooler setting to reduce energy usage.

Energy and heating choices—If looking to make larger changes, investing in a renewable energy source, like solar panels, can make your home far more eco-friendly. Similarly, switching to an eco-friendly heating source—such as boilers, heat pumps and solar thermal heating—can also reduce both your environmental impact and energy bills.

 

Content by Zywave, Inc. provided by TH March.

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