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Want Your Home to be Eco-Friendly? Try These Tips

Energy prices are on an upward spiral and there is also the threat of global warming upon us. Let green initiatives in cost cutting begin from your home. Here we have for you a bunch of eco-friendly tips that could help you save money and also make Mother Earth smile.

Solar Panels

Solar panels are a real solution to house hold energy consumption. Though they are tad expensive to install, they pay you back more. They make full use of sunlight which is a renewable energy source and you don’t need to pay for it. Some companies even offer plans that allow home owners to rent out their roofspace for solar panels for a price.

Eco-Friendly Light Bulbs

Energy efficient light bulbs cost more, but last longer than the regular ones. Moreover eco-friendly CFLs produce soft and beautiful light. But while picking the eco-friendly light bulbs ensure quality and also see if they have an Energy Star-certification they have on them. Always try to choose halogens or LEDs for places, such as closets, which need less light.

Better Insulation

Different kinds of eco-friendly insulations are available in the market, and they help save a lot of energy. With eco-friendly insulation, you can cut down your energy bills and it will also make your home more eco-friendly. Doing that will help the environment too! Insulation made of things like recycled jeans can resist heat loss through walls.

Smarter Electronics

Do you know that even in standby mode most electronics use a little electricity and this phenomenon is called the vampire effect? Make sure you unplug all the devices when they aren’t in use. If you feel it difficult to unplug your entire house hold electronics items, try using a power strip.

 

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