The world is getting hotter on energy efficiency in the home and no matter where you turn, you can read blogs and articles about how the way that you live affects the world around you. We are so fortunate to live in the world that we do, a world that is full of technology and advancement. Smart technology is progressing at a rapid rate and yet with all the innovation in the world, the sea levels are still rising, and the world is still suffering the impact of our less-than-green choices.
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[ctt template=”4″ link=”lDd0u” via=”yes” ]Smart technology is evolving at a rapid rate and yet with all the innovation in the world, the sea levels are still rising, and the world is still suffering the impact of our less-than-green choices. Here are some ways to get efficient with our energy.[/ctt]
If every single person made one simple change to their daily living so that they are living in a greener way, the world would be a far better place. The problem is that most people don’t actually know how to change what they’ve done for years to make their home a more efficient place to live. Don’t panic though, there are plenty of things that you can do in your home to make your world a greener place to live.
- Check Your Roof. Did you know that if you installed a ridge vent as part of your roofing, you could prolong the life of your roof as well as improve energy efficiency? It allows warm air to escape properly from the attic, saving you condensation on the inside of the windows and the worry that your attic will leak.
- Lower The Thermostat. It’s cold out there right now but turning the thermostat up as high as it can go isn’t going to help matters if you’ve spent time out of the home all day. Lowering the thermostat down to 10 degrees Celsius during working hours will save you money in the long run.
- Composting Helps. Thankfully, you don’t need a huge backyard to start your own compost pile. Organic waste from fruits and vegetables can be amazing fertiliser for your plants and flowers, and as an added bonus, you can reduce the amount of waste you put in your trash cans.
- Seal Windows. Adding to things like heavy-lined curtains by sealing the windows so that no cold air escapes through the gaps is smart. You can add weatherstripping around the frames for extra protection.
- Unplug. Every night before you go to bed, you switch off the lights and lock up the doors. Why not add one more step to your evening by switching off all plugs throughout the house aside from the refrigerator and freezer? Cell phones are the biggest culprits that can drain your electricity and by charging them overnight, you are going to ruin the actual phone battery as well.
- Energy Audit. For a truly grown-up experience, hire in a professional to energy audit your home. Certified inspectors can check your whole home to tell you how you can make your home more energy efficient.
Adding eco-friendliness to your home doesn’t just save you money, it means you get a chance to save the world – even if it is just a little piece of it.
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