We are beyond the stage where we can assume everything is just going to be all right on its own. As the green revolution takes a massive surge, people are coming forward to contribute their little bit toward saving nature and making earth a better place for generations to come. How would it be if you could do your bit by living healthy and building a green home for yourself? With these easy to do steps, you can actually achieve a model home and yet be eco friendly in your own way. If it sounds good and your senses are tingling with curiosity, then read on for more views.
By installing skylights in your roof, you would not only be able to harness the much needed sunlight, you would also be able to illuminate your house with fresh light. Remove darkness from your house as you enjoy the bright sunlight filtering through the skylight. This would rev up your room and also let fresh air filter through your house interiors.
Smaller houses make much cozier abodes. Apart from being cozy, they make the house look cuter and, of course, more energy efficient too. Smaller houses don’t necessarily have to be all cramped up. Space out your area in judicious way and see how the family bonding increases overnight. This would even help you cut down on all those soaring electricity bills.
Insulate your roof, nooks and crevices with recycled newspapers and other products. By doing this, you would not only seal your house and make it more air proof; you can even make it snugger. The air flow between the nooks and crevices will stop and make the house all the more warm and comfortable in winters. This will help in reducing the usage of heaters and other electrical gadgets.
Solar panels work in a very easy and convenient way. They harness the solar energy within themselves and later transfer it to a battery which can be used for powering gadgets and devices. Better still, you can install a heater with the solar panels and have steaming hot water for baths and other purposes. Charge the solar panels in the morning with sunlight and use the harnessed energy during the remaining day. Easy, convenient and light on the pocket.
Remodeling your house is one of the many options you can choose from. Choose from a variety of eco-friendly paints to cake your walls with. Hang elegant thermal drapes and use environment friendly bulbs to save energy. The more you save, the better it is for the environment as a whole. It is our own responsibility to save nature. Every small endeavor counts.
Appliances consume maximum amount of energy. This consumption leads to enormous electricity bills but also to a lot of unnecessary expenditure. Energy Star program has been launched in US and caters to the appliances available in US itself. The program awards a rating based on the energy consumption and further encourages people to make use of appliances which consume little or almost no amount of energy.
Dual flush toilets are the most in-things these days. Decorate your washroom with these toilets and you would never come under the scanner for water wastage. These toilets have marked buttons for the necessary operations and use lesser water to flush down the waste materials. Believe it or not, but the maximum amount of water wastage happens in the process of flushing.
Employ low wattage bulbs all throughout the house and you would never have to worry about extra electricity consumption. Some bulbs consume lesser amount of energy than other normal bulbs while providing extra illumination. The best part is that they fit into any normal lighting socket and are cheaper than other lighting devices.
Fit motion sensor bulbs both indoors and outdoors. The best part is that they get switched on whenever you step into the room and get switched off when you move out. They judge the presence of the person in the room and glow accordingly. This not only helps in preventing any unnecessary usage of energy, but also acts as a good burglar deterrent.
These days companies are coming up with innovative ways to decorate your household. Deck up your floors with materials made out of recycled plates, saucers, glasses, etc. and see how beautiful your flooring looks. Available in a multitude of colors, these day-to-day necessities add a subtle charm to your life and make things all the more colorful and interesting.