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Mar 22

7 Eco-Friendly Ways to Keep Your Home Comfortably Cosy

If like me, you are quite new to the eco-friendly ways of today, then don’t stress. Wanting to make changes is the first crucial step towards a better world for us all. You might be wondering where to start, or how big to go. If so, then start by thinking about all the areas you can make changes. One of the simplest ways to make a change immediately is at home. Use these seven eco-friendly ways to keep your home comfortably cosy.

  1. Keep warm without burning

Heating is one of the biggest energy consumptions a home can have. During winter, as any surviving species will do, we seek warmth and comfort. The challenge is, a lot of heaters still chew through a huge amount of energy. Instead of grabbing any old heater, consider energy efficient heaters. Not only will they save the environment but they will also keep that electricity bill down, saving us all something special.

  1. Use nature’s dryer

Nothing reminds me of childhood quite like swinging around and around on the old clothes line. As a child it was hours of endless fun, until my dad yelled at us. Little did I know I was swinging on a simple contraption that was saving my family money and the environment at the same time. Dryers are another appliance that chews through energy. Instead of using a dryer, wherever possible consider using a clothes line, clothes horse or any other variation.

  1. Insulation is a wonder

A lot of people have probably heard of it, but very few give it the credit it deserves. Insulations is truly a wonder to behold. Not only will ensure you stay nice and warm in winter, but it will also help keep your home cooler in summer. A well-insulated home is not only going to help keep that energy bill down, but it will save the environment as well. If you are unsure if your home is insulated properly, give an expert a call to check it out. You won’t regret it.

  1. Fan of a fan

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a fan and an air-conditioner? Well, we all know it can be a big difference in temperature on a hot day, but it can also be about 50 times more expensive per hour. There is a time and a place for air-conditioners, but if it can be avoided then a fan is far more eco-friendly and wallet friendly.

  1. Wash away the guilt

When it comes to ensuring your home is eco-friendly, don’t just think about electricity. Water consumptions is important too. Take the time to look around your home at all the water fittings that might be costing you and the environment. Think about installing water efficient taps, shower heads or sprinklers. These will help keep that water consumption and bill down, all the while saving the environment one drop at a time.

  1. Entries and exits

One of the simplest and easiest ways to help ensure a cosy but eco-friendly home is to think about airflow. On those hot days, instead of just opening windows in the rooms you are in, think about the flow. Open doors and windows on opposite sides of the house to allow air to enter and exit your home. This will help keep things much cooler without reaching for the air-con remote.

  1. Cover it up

One of the biggest consumers of energy in a home can be a pool. One of the easiest ways to lower that consumption and help protect the environment is to cover it up. Invest in a pool cover to help lower the evaporation of the water and the waste which gets into the pool. Waste means the pump works harder and you use a creepy crawly, all of which consume energy. Making your pool more eco-friendly can have a drastic impact for your back pocket as well as the environment.

It can be difficult to think of all the areas you need to change to make your home cosy and eco-friendly. It can however, be done. Whether you chose 1, 4 or even all 7 of these tips to implement, every element counts towards saving you and the environment.

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