It is becoming more and more crucial to be actively sustainable and make a conscious effort to reduce waste. Luckily, there are loads of different ways to do this such as swapping the products that you use, investing in slow fashion, reducing the amount of waste your household produces, or even altering your diet. After all, every little help. In this blog, we will explore several different options when it comes to making your home more sustainable.
There are a range of different home improvements that you can make in order to make your house more sustainable. For example, an energy efficient boiler does the same job as a normal boiler however they use less fuel which will reduce both household bills and CO2 emissions. Another sustainable change that homeowners can make is investing in eco-friendly flooring like wool carpets which are renewable, last for around 8 years, and are highly recyclable. In addition to this, wool carpets are amazing thermal insulators and can save homeowners up to 13% on the cost of their heating bill.
Taking the time to purchase organic alternatives can make a big difference to the environment. For example, organic mattresses are made with all-natural materials and are non-toxic which means that they are free from harmful chemicals. In addition to this, they are also known to be significantly more durable than the average memory foam mattress with a lifespan of up to 25 years compared to a traditional 7 year turn over. Wool bedding is another sustainable material that is thought to provide a deeper, regenerative and higher quality of sleep. This bedding also prevents the development of fungal spores and is unique with its ability to provide heat and moisture regulation.
Finally, utilising natural light is free and sustainable but can also improve your health and is better than turning on your fluorescents throughout the day. When you do need to turn on your lights, it is important to always turn them off when you leave the room. In addition to this, an LED bulb has a lower energy consumption, is more affordable, and eco-friendly. Another sustainable habit-change is watching the amount of water that you use. This can be done by reducing the amount of time you spend in the shower or by turning off the tap when you brush your teeth. Interestingly, a ‘saving’ shower head is a piece of technology that reduces the flow rate of water in order to ensure that water is not wasted needlessly.
Implementing any of the tips above into your household will be greatly beneficial for the environment and can help you transition to a more sustainable way of living. To find out more information, get in contact with a member of The Home and Gardens team today!