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The environment is a hot topic nowadays. Everyone is always looking for ways to be friendly to the environment. One of the biggest ways you can do this is through your home. Have a look at some of the ways you can have an eco-friendly home:
The roof is one of the places you can make your house the most eco-friendly. If you want to create a home that’s good for the environment, you should probably install solar panels. By doing this, you’re able to generate your own electricity and energy from the sun. So, you won’t have to use any from the national grid and don’t need to have your gas boiler on to generate heat. It can save on carbon emissions and limit the burning of fossil fuels. Plus, it can save you a bucket load on your utility bills. It’s also a good idea you get an eco-friendly roofing type as well. Why not consider using recycled shingles instead of boring old slate?
You may not be aware of this, but you can actually get eco-friendly flooring. It’s true, there are some flooring options out there that are better for the environment than others. Empire do a hardwood floor made from bamboo, which is said to be a lot more eco-friendly. If you opt for this in your house, you’ll probably be saving a lot more trees than if you used another hardwood floor. It’s not just bamboo that’s eco-friendly, you can get cork flooring or even glass tiles. I find that glass tiles are a wonderful alternative to normal tiling, they’re perfect for the kitchen. A simple change in flooring choice can be one way you can make your home a lot more eco-friendly.
The lighting in your home plays a key role in whether or not you’re eco-friendly. Most homes aren’t very eco-friendly because they leave the lights on at all times. Or, they use bulbs that burn so bright and use up a lot of electricity. If you aren’t already using eco-friendly light bulbs, then you need to start. There’s no reason you shouldn’t be using them. Start being more aware of leaving the lights on in your home too. Turn them off during the day and open the curtains instead. When lights are on, they use up electricity
There are a couple of ways you can use recycling to be more eco-friendly at home. For starters, you can start buying things that have been recycled. Think about buying recycled furniture for your house, rather than getting some that isn’t. Buy recycled toilet paper and kitchen towels too, basically, if something can be bought recycled, buy it! The second thing you can do is recycle in the home. Have a food waste bin to recycle any leftovers from your meals. Instead of putting your rubbish in a standard bin bag to get shipped to a landfill, separate it and recycle it. You can recycle pretty much everything these days, and it’s very easy. By recycling, you ensure you’re doing your bit for the environment.