Wouldn’t it be great if every home had a solar power system? Imagine your air conditioner, fridge, washing machine and all your appliances running on renewable energy. But not everyone can afford the thousands upfront required for a solar power system.
If this is you, don’t worry. There are ways you can ‘colour’ your home with green-smart energy. Tackle your high electricity bills head on by implementing these strategies in your home.
Improve energy efficiency in your home
Give your home an eco-friendly makeover. Adopt these five strategies today:
Switch to LEDs
LEDs are better for the environment, by a long shot. Not only can they lower your electricity bill, but these globes also last up to 10 years, meaning you don’t have to replace them as often. Get that cosy, stylish glow with LEDs.
Clean the air
Invest in an air purifier. It’s a simple way to improve the quality of your indoor environment. Adding house plants can help as well, so get down to the gardening store if you prefer some greenery dotted around your home.
Check your cleaning products
Regular dishwashing liquids, hand soaps, laundry liquids and cleaning products are all plagued with chemicals. Spend a tad more and invest in the safe, ethical, organic options.
It’s a bad habit that we all have. We’re not using a device, but we keep it plugged into the power outlet anyway. Toasters, coffee makers, hair dryers, computers, phone chargers and lamps… all kept on standby, 24/7. You’re paying a lot more for energy than you need to just for this convenience. Try going for a week without keeping anything on standby that’s not in use.
Okay, so you may not apply this tip just yet. But the next time you’re updating surfaces or coverings in your home, look for the sustainable material choices. Bamboo, for example, is a rapidly renewable resource. For countertops, recycled glass is preferable over granite or stone. Do your research.
One of the best ways to make your home green is to check the systems that you use the most. And your air conditioner is the biggest. Your system could be chewing up more power than you think, especially if it’s old or it hasn’t been cleaned properly. We can run a health check on your air conditioning system to see if it needs to be repaired, cleaned or replaced. Go green today.