5 Ways You Can Make Your Home Eco-Friendly

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Sustainability is a huge trend in many areas. You have seen politicians speak about it, while many businesses have gone all in on finding ways to make their products more eco-friendly. However, these don’t really apply to you. The average person is not responsible for significant environmental damage compared to larger corporations, but that doesn’t mean they can’t still live a sustainable lifestyle. If you want to lessen your impact, here are five ways you can make your home eco-friendly. 

Generate Your Own Energy 

Generating your energy with solar panels, wind turbines, and other options is an excellent way to reduce your footprint. These approaches can help you become energy neutral, as you may create as much energy as you consume. Furthermore, you may also receive government incentives for installing this machinery, giving you more benefits of generating energy yourself. 

Grow Fruits and Vegetables 

Similarly, you can create a fruit and vegetable patch to grow crops. While you won’t be able to reach the industrial scale of many farms, you can still save yourself the trouble of running to the supermarket for fresh greens. Besides fruit and vegetables, you can also look at the best ways to breed chickens sustainably, as this can produce fresh eggs whenever you need them and ensures you create a safe and cruelty-free environment for them. 

Buy Sustainable Furniture 

As furniture is essential for your home, you already know you need to buy it. But, if you want to be more sustainable, you need to look at other resources. The typical furniture store may be convenient, but it isn’t always sustainable. Instead, look for second-hand products, make your bed frame from spare wood, or purchase wooden beds that can give you many years of use and are easy to recycle when you need to buy a new one. You can also repurpose other items and transform them into useful pieces to use around the house, such as using barrels as bedside tables. 

Watch What You Use 

A sustainable household must watch what it uses and adjust its habits to prevent unnecessary waste. One of the biggest household wastes is water. You should already be aware that baths are not environmentally friendly, so taking showers is a better solution. Likewise, wasted food can become a significant issue. While you can’t eat everything, you can still use leftovers by putting them into stews or composting them. 

Get Crafty 

Too many people feel like they need new things every few months. They need brand new clothes or books or shoes. While upgrading the wardrobe is always fun, it isn’t always necessary. At least not with brand-new things. You can repurpose old clothes or use thrift stores to give many items a second chance. The same goes for household essentials. Making your own cleaning products is cheaper, more sustainable, and more environmentally friendly as you only need to mix environmentally suitable ingredients to get the same results. 

Sustainable 

A sustainable home can become a happy home. It proves that you can be self-sufficient, and you can do your part for the environment, too. It may not seem like much, but you can find peace in the knowledge that every little bit can help.

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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Sanders&Johnson
1 month ago

You can also make your home more eco-friendly by installing a smart thermostat. The main benefit of smart thermostats is reducing energy consumption for heating. So for every degree, you turn down your thermostat this winter, you’ll use up to 3 percent less heating energy. 

Polestar
1 month ago

Also! Think about installing earth-friendly plumbing fixtures!

Since toilets use much water, switching to a high-efficiency model can drastically reduce water consumption and bills. While older toilets can use up to 7 gallons a flush, most high-efficiency toilets use only 1.5 gallons of water per flush, and some use even less!

ESCO
4 days ago

Another way to make a home more eco-friendly is to improve how much heat is reserved in the building — in other words, improve its insulation.

Most homeowners invest considerably in their homes’ heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. However, the effectiveness and efficiency of these systems may be highly compromised without proper insulation. Insufficient insulation can cause your HVAC system to work harder and thus generate higher energy costs.

Gervais Mechanical
3 days ago

You can also make your home more eco-friendly by using energy-efficient air conditioning systems. Such things as SEER rating and ENERGY STAR labeling show the system’s efficiency. Also, please remember to check recent changes of efficiency standards for HVAC systems.
These changes are legally effective from January 1, 2023.

Dash Service
2 days ago

Another thing you should pay attention to going towards sustainable living is HVAC maintenance. Poorly maintained cooling and heating systems consume more energy and reduce indoor air quality.