Going Green for 2016
A new year always feels like a blank canvas, an opportunity to make some real changes to our lives. Whether you want to exercise more, take up a new hobby or even changing your career. There are always opportunity for improvement in our lives, from how we work and live. It’s always important to take care of yourself and to strive for happiness, and by making certain changes we get closer to reaching those goals.
Going green has become a popular resolution when it comes to how we live our day to day lives. By making small changes to the home, families and households can drastically reduce the impact they have on the environment. Here are some simple ways to help you go green in 2016.
Install Solar Panels
Solar technology has reached a quality that makes it a really viable source of energy with several benefits. For one, having solar panels installed frees you up from the prices put forward by other suppliers for electricity, helping you to save money whilst powering your home. It also doesn’t rely on finite fuels like coal, so it’s easily one of the most eco-friendly ways to provide your home with light and warmth.
Change the Lightbulbs
A simple but effective solution, changing the light bulbs to eco-friendly ones is one of the best ways to make your home a greener place. Eco-friendly bulbs are generally longer-lasting than standard bulbs and use much less electricity, so you can make huge savings on your energy bills and get more out of your lightbulbs.
Get Involved in Recycling
Recycling has become a standard practice across the country, but we can always do more to make sure that our waste is dealt with in an efficient and environmentally conscious fashion. As well as continuing to recycle your rubbish, you should consider recycling things like your furniture. For example, if you’ve taken part in a bed sale and need to get rid of your old one, you can recycle your bed with Bedstar. You can read the full details here.
Insulate Your Home
There are government initiatives to help you get your loft insulated, ensuring that your home is warm in the winter and cool in the summer and keeping the heat inside more effectively. Of course, there are other options for insulation, such as the walls and even the floors. This means that you will be less reliant on the central heating and when you do use it, it keeps your house warmer for longer.
Energy suppliers are changing their attitudes and are working towards being more eco-friendly, and if you do some research then you’ll soon find a much better deal than what you currently have. Cut down your bills while receiving a more efficient service and your house will soon be reducing its carbon footprint.
Control the Heat
Having more control over the way your home is heated is one of the best ways to reduce your energy consumption. By installing an adjustable thermostat in each room, you can change the temperature as you see fit. Reducing the temperature by even one degrees can help you to make significant savings whilst making your home a greener place.