Creating a greener, healthy home is super important. We all know just how important saving the planet is; it’s 2018 after all. This means that if your home isn’t as green or healthy as it could be, it’s time to make some changes. Below you’ll find plenty of advice on what you can do to create a greener, healthier home.
Turn Your Lights Off
Many people who want to work towards a greener home use CFL bulbs. However, others say that these bulbs give off mercury and are difficult to clean up, so it’s best sticking to incandescent. Whatever you decide to do, turn off the lights in your home when you’re not using them to save energy, and consider installing automatic timers.
Set Your Heating And Cooling Temperature Properly
You want to take steps to make sure your appliances are not working harder than necessary. In the winter, set your thermostat at 68 F in the day and 55 F at night. In the summer, keep it at 78 F. Water heaters work most efficiently between 120 and 140 F. Make sure you know the temperatures your other appliances should be, such as your fridge/freezer, and set them properly too.
Use Natural Light To Your Advantage
Natural light is one of the best light sources you can utilize in your home. Opening your blinds or curtains can allow you to brighten and warm your home up naturally.
Ban Smoking From Your Home
Air pollution in the home is mainly caused by smoking, so one of the most effective ways to combat this is to never allow anybody to smoke in your home. All of the toxic chemicals and second hand smoke can cause diseases, even to pets.
Unplug Things You’re Not Using