Making Your Home Eco-Friendly
With everyone making an effort to reduce their carbon footprint, make their lives more eco-friendly and adopt more of an approach towards saving the earth, you might be wondering how you can do the same. One of the first places to start is actually with your home, and how you travel; walking, or using a bicycle more can cover your travel - but what do you do about your home? Well, that's what we're talking about today - steps you can take to make your home more eco-friendly, reduce your carbon footprint and show the earth some love.
With everyone making an effort to reduce their carbon footprint, make their lives more eco-friendly and adopt more of an approach towards saving the earth, you might be wondering how you can do the same. One of the first places to start is actually with your home, and how you travel; walking, or using a bicycle more can cover your travel – but what do you do about your home? Well, that’s what we’re talking about today – steps you can take to make your home more eco-friendly, reduce your carbon footprint and show the earth some love.
Making your home more eco-friendly
Insulating your home is a great way to keep the heat in, meaning you have to use your central heating less, using less energy and impacting the world less. While it’s an investment, with a sizeable layout to begin with, it’s worth it in the long run. This is beneficial to both the environment, and your own finances! Some local authorities are working on improving the insulation of their properties as it is, but if you would like more information about property insulation, and why you should look into it, take a look at the Wikipedia page on it, linked here.
Most windows and doors on newer properties have double glazing as standard, which helps keep your property warm by keeping drafts out (it’s also great for keeping unwanted noise outside where it belongs). If you don’t already have double glazed windows and doors, definitely look into it as a home improvement option to help cut your energy bills and do a little bit extra for the environment. Have a look here for more information.
Solar panels are a great way of generating your own energy, and potentially making a bit of extra income thanks to many energy providers initiatives of buying any excess energy you generate back from you. Solar panels obviously work the best in warmer, sunny climates, and are generally installed on the roof of the property to absorb the solar energy and convert this into usable electricity. You can find more information on solar panels, how they work and what they’re good for here.
Recycling your water waste to use in the garden is a great way to save on water usage (again, reducing your overall bills, and doing your bit for the environment). You can take water from the shower, or bath, or bathroom sink and store it for when your flowers need watering. It isn’t generally recommended to use water from the kitchen due to chemicals and food residue, but feel free to use your own judgement.
Installing containers to store this water in is a great way to help make your home a little more eco-friendly.
Real Estate, redefined
Are you looking for something specific in your new home, such as a property that’s already eco-friendly and good to go? If so, Domobase can help! We connect you with only the very best Real Estate Agents and Landlords, in the area you’d like to move to. All you need to do is download our app, fill in your details and link up your social media profile, and they’ll get in touch with you within in a few days with a range of properties that perfectly fit your needs. What could be easier?