Keeping your home eco friendly is an important part of every day life. You might ask how do you do that, but we’ll make it simple for you. We have put up a little text talking about how to make your home more eco friendly. Just follow these steps presented in the text below.
1. Install underfloor heating. Wall radiators are very energy wasting, and they are pretty ugly too. Underfloor heating is the right heating.
2. Have good insulation. Use natural or recycled materials, because they are eco friendly. Energy efficiency drops down by you can’t even imagine how much when you don’t have insulation. Insulate your home properly and you’ll save a ton of money.
3. When buying supplies, try to buy locally. The delivery of materials from across the world can be worse, and will be worse for the environment than a delivery from your town. Try to think green, and you’ll slowly start living green.
4. When buying furniture try to buy furniture made from recycled materials. It’s pretty logical actually. In the past few years because of the eco frenzy that has caught the world, it won’t be hard to find furniture made from recycled materials.
5. When painting your home, use water based paint, that has natural pigments too. People don’t think about this when painting their home, but it is quite important. Paint can be very toxic, so try to get more green in that area.
6. When renovating your building, talk to the builder and tell them to reduce their waste and that he recycles rather than having the material sent somewhere else, to a dump or a similar place.
7. Cavities in walls need to be filled with insulation. You won’t believe how much energy is wasted like this, so if you don’t want to get a huge bill at the end of the month, make sure this is taken care of.
8. If you have the money, go for solar panels. Yes, they cost a lot of money, but they will save you tons of energy, and they are amazing for the environment.
9. If you have single glazed windows, try to get rid of them and replace them with double glazed windows. It will save you a lot of energy, that’s a guarantee. Not a lot of people know this, but it is true. It’s doesn’t look very pretty, but if you’re reading this it means you’re trying to go green, and that’s a great way to do it.
10. Wood framed windows are way better than UPVC or metal windows. They give you better insulation, they are easier to fix if broken, they save you more energy, they last longer, they are less polluting, and they are cheaper. UPVC windows are actually toxic, so try to replace them as soon as you can. And if you put blinds on your windows, go with wood again. For the same reasons we talked about before, better looking, cheaper and less polluting.