Earth Day should be celebrated every day. If you want to take part in protecting the environment but are totally unsure where to start, we recommend you do it first in every room of your home. Check out these eco-friendly tips that you may want to consider:
- If the weather permits, cook outside. Limit the use of your oven and enjoy grilling delicious meals with your family outdoors.
- Instead of using paper towels, you can use reusable options such as washcloths. These will help you save money while saving the environment.
- Using manual kitchen appliances than electric-powered ones will limit your energy consumption big time.
- Instead of using disposable pans, invest in quality cookware that is long-lasting.
- Fix leaky faucets. These are terrible to the environment and may cause you up to $60 extra on your water bill annually.
- Everyone loves a long bath, but this is dreadful to the environment. Save water by taking shorter showers or turning it off while you shave or scrub your hair.
- 27% of your home’s total water consumption goes to your toilet. Installing a low-flow toilet can surely boost your savings by reducing your water usage.
- As much as possible, use environmentally-safe products in your bathroom. From the towels and tissues to the cleaning products, there are always natural options available for you to use.
The Living Room
- Upgrade to CFL lightings. These are more durable than ordinary fluorescent bulbs and use lesser energy in their operation.
- Always check the label on the paint you Choose those with low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound). These particles are dangerous to your health and that of the environment.
- Opt for rechargeable batteries over disposable ones. If you need to dispose of batteries, do it properly.
- Have your HVAC systems professionally serviced. When properly taken care of, these units operate more efficiently, consuming less energy in heating or cooling your home.
- Energy wastage happens mostly in homes with poor insulation. This is because the cool or hot air created by the HVAC systems seeped through the walls. Be sure to check and upgrade your insulation every six months.
- Sleep with an extra layer of clothing in the winter to reduce your dependence to your heating units.
- If you are lucky enough to have a window in your bedroom, take advantage of the natural light from the sun to save energy.
- Unplug appliances when not in use, especially when you are ready to go to bed. This is more of a safety precaution.
It is never too late to be an environmental advocate. If you need more eco-friendly tips for your Oakland Park, FL home, then feel free to give us a call at Air Anytime. You may also visit our blog page for more HVAC and comfort tips from the pro!