Making your home more sustainable is something everyone can do to not only help our environment but also save money.
Here are four quick tips on ways to make your home more sustainable:
1. Install A Nest Learning Thermostat
The Google Nest Learning Thermostat is an energy-saving thermostat. The thermostat will learn your temperature setting patterns and builds an energy-saving schedule around it. According to the Nest website on average the nest learning thermostat saves 10 to 12% on heating bills and 15% on cooling bills.
2. Rethink Your Water Supplies
Your water supply is obviously very important, and it’s heartbreaking to know that there are so many people in this world who don’t have a constant supply of water. Because of this, it is important that we remind ourselves of the value of running water and not waste it.
To evaluate your water usage you may sit down and consider how many showers and baths you are taking over the course of a week. Perhaps you can cut out baths as a result. If you are in a rural area, you may even have a septic tank or be open to considering septic tank systems to help reuse water in different ways.
3. Insulate Your Home
Keeping your home well insulated is key to ensuring it’s keeping in all the heat and energy that your home and yourself naturally produces. Insulating your home will keep heat in your home for a longer period of time and ultimately help keep your heating bills low. Try to find areas of your home that need insulation and figure out what you can afford. Insulation can be costly, but there are different forms of insulation to make it more affordable depending on which insulation you pick.
4. Use Natural Cleaning Products
Natural cleaning products are starting to make their way into people’s homes as people become more health conscious about how many chemicals are being used in day to day cleaning products. In addition to the chemicals, some of the cleaning product packagings can end up harming the environment too. Next time you clean your home maybe consider some of the natural cleaning products that you can create simply from your own kitchen pantry.
Making your home more sustainable can be really important for the environment and ultimately help you save money in the end.