We are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of using eco-friendly solutions to reduce the environmental impact of our homes. Fortunately, there are many simple changes that drive a huge positive impact instantly – here are some:
- Switch to energy-efficient light bulbs – conventional bulbs waste a lot of energy, converting most of the electricity used into heat and transforming only about 10% into light. Energy-efficient LED bulbs do it the other way around, generating very heat and their lifespan is also very long. Keep your electrical system running smoothly with a Centennial electrician inspection and services annually and make electrical repairs immediately;
- Insulate your home – getting wall and attic insulation is a great way to reduce the energy exchange between the building interior and the exterior, which means that you will use less energy to heat and to cool your rooms;
- Replace your old windows – if your home still uses single-glazing windows, it is time to replace them with modern, multi-glazing windows. The upgrade will improve your home’s energy efficiency as well as thermal comfort and curb appeal;
- Reduce your waste – collecting organic household waste is another excellent way to reduce your home’s environmental impact. You can use that waste to make your own compost and to feed your plants with it – nothing will nourish your plants better.