Eco-Friendly Tips for Your Home
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You might have seen above statement below the signature line of several emails. “Go Green, Go Eco-Friendly” is call of the hour. People today want to follow the principle of “Reduce, Reuse & Recycle” in their lifestyle also. Using environment-friendly products helps fight global warming and make eco-friendly home improvements.
How to Create an Eco-Friendly Home?
So, you too are conscious about the environment? You too want to live in a green home? You too want to save money on you electricity bills? First of all, get an "energy audit" done for your sweet home. This will help you in identifying the things that need modifications or changes.
Here are a few tips that can help in making your home eco-friendly:
Use Green Fuel
When it comes to household work, prefer using fuels like coal and natural gas. These are eco-friendly fuel types that cause less pollution.
Use Biodegradable Products
Today, you can find plenty of soaps, washing powders, hand cleaners, sanitizers, lavatory cleaners and conditioners that are ecologically friendly. Being made from natural substances, these products are biodegradable and do not pollute environment, especially water.
Make Your Home 'Eco-House'
Start using environment friendly appliances in your day-to-day life. Use solar cooker, solar water heater, energy efficient electrical appliances, CFLs etc. Apart from that, try to save as much water as you can while shaving, brushing teeth, taking shower or watering the garden/lawn. You can also get a low water consuming washing machine or dishwasher to serve the purpose.
Insulate your home for heat & energy conservation. Replace conventional light modes with fluorescent lights & bulbs. Get a motion detector installed in your garden area so that you do not have to keep your garden lights on throughout the night. When someone will step in the house, the lights will switch on automatically with the help of motion sensors.
Use Bamboo Instead of Wood: Bamboo is, undoubtedly, the finest environment friendly wood on earth. It can be grown & replenished very easily. You can use different types of bamboo in your home. Ranging from furniture (tables, chairs, blinds etc.) to flooring – bamboo can serve your purpose flawlessly. Today, bamboo is also used in home screens, cutlery handles, steamers, trays, baskets, boxes and mats.
Use Recyclable & Organic Products: Paper, glass and various other materials can be used again & again. Use recycled stationery and print paper for routine work. Similarly, start using cotton clothes, mats, towels etc. that are manufactured naturally with organic dyes.
Make Your Home a Tree-Free Home: making a home tree-free doesn't mean removing all the trees from your garden area. It means you should avoid the use of such things as cause the felling of trees. For example, you should use cloth napkins & towels instead of paper napkins. Similarly, take print-outs on once-used paper or recycled paper. For daily usage, you can reuse wrapping paper sheets, envelopes, newspapers and magazines.
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