How Can You Update Your Home and Make it Green?
Everyone wants to have a modern and updated home. However there is more to it than having modern and updated furnishing and décor. You can update your home so that you and your family can live modern, clean and green. Here are a few techniques.
Adjusting Indoor Temperature
One way to conserve energy is to regulate your indoor temperature. To conserve heat during cold months, close your blinds or use curtains to cover windows. During warm weather, open windows to let fresh air and natural light in. Use a programmable thermostat to regulate heating and cooling systems in your home.
Shut Down and Unplug
Shut down and unplug from the electric socket all electronic equipment when you leave the house. Keeping appliances on standby mode will use up electricity throughout the month. It would be best to plug appliances that do not have to be powered on during the day into one extension cord or power strip. As soon as you head for the door, just unplug the extension cord or power strip.
Eco- Friendly Products
Another way to go green is to choose only eco-friendly cleaning products. There are plenty of brands offering eco-friendly solutions for cleaning just about anything. You may also create your own cleaning products made from ordinary natural materials at home, such as vinegar and lemon.
Turn Leftovers into Compost
Take your leftover fruit and vegetable peels and food and use them as compost. Create a compost pit in your backyard. Use this to grow healthy and all-natural produce, vegetables, herbs and flowers.
Use bathroom and kitchen plumbing fixtures with water saving features. Use rainwater for watering your garden and for cleaning your patio and deck; use a pail or a drum to collect water from the downspout. Fix leaks and replace old and defective water fixtures as soon as you can.
All of these tips will certainly help you become an eco-friendly homeowner in no time.