In years gone by, a move towards an eco-friendlier daily life and practice was an admirable pursuit for the ethical minority.
Now, however, more and more people every day are realizing the true importance and, indeed, necessity, of doing everything they can to live a more sustainable and environmentally friendlier life to protect the earth’s natural resources and the environment.
With this in mind and in an effort to assist you and your own family to help in this fight, continue reading to learn of the top four ways to reduce your home’s carbon footprint.
1. Be Conscious of Your Energy Usage
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2. Switch to Energy Efficient Appliances
The simplest way to reduce your household’s negative impact on the environment is to make small, affordable changes to your daily life, specifically in the context of the electrical appliances you use.
Firstly, the next time your, for example, washing machine breaks down, and you need to buy a new one, spend time researching the energy efficiency of each new machine. Each unit will come with comprehensive information about its energy usage, so be careful.
In addition, energy efficiency is also related to the frequency of use and, moreover, switching to eco mode, air-drying your clothes instead of using the tumble dryer, and lowering the temperature of each appliance.
3. Upgrade Your Draught-Proofing & Insulation
By far the most expensive and indeed, most environmentally harmful, way your household is losing you money and increasing your carbon footprint is if your insulation is old, faulty, and ineffective.
This is why either by conducting a thorough inspection yourself of your attic space, garage, and essentially each and every room (including the windows) or else hiring a professional will highlight the areas your property is losing energy due to poor home insulation.
4. Recycle, Reduce & Reuse
The fourth and final most effective way of reducing your entire household’s carbon footprint is to follow the ‘Three R Rule’ and, moreover, encourage other members of your family to do the same.
The three Rs are to Recycle, Reduce and Reuse and if every single member of your household follows these three simple rules, your carbon footprint will drastically and immediately decrease.
Be sure to operate a comprehensive and thorough recycling system, reduce the amount of food and other purchases to the right amount so there is little to no waste, and instead of buying plastic bags, use reusable shoppers.