Ensuring that Your Home is Green

Posted By Darren Dickson on May 5, 2018 |

Living an Eco-Friendly Lifestyle

Your home is your castle, your place of living, an area where your family can feel safe. But did you know that your home might be hurting the environment? It’s true, seemingly mundane everyday tasks may be damaging our planet. Things like mowing the lawn, buying groceries, and watering your flowers can leave a mark on Planet Earth. Let’s talk about some ways you can go green at home.

Tips on Being Green at Home

The first way is to switch to solar power. Getting solar panels installed on your roof may seem a bit pricey upon first glance, but when you look at the big picture, you’ll realize that switching to solar power will actually save you money in the long run. Another way you can reduce your carbon footprint is by switching from gas-powered mowers to electric mowers. Electric mowers come in all shapes, sizes, and weights, and often even match the performance of gas-powered mowers. And while some electric mowers come with a cord, there are plenty of cordless mowers currently available on the mower from reputable manufacturers like Snapper and GreenWorks. These mowers don’t just save the environment, they also save your wallet. Gas-powered mowers require constant maintenance and make you spend a fortune each year of gas. In contrast, electric mowers don’t use fossil fuels, release pollutants into the air, or require maintenance.

All you have to do is store your electric mower in a cool, dry place and it’ll be good to go whenever you need it. If you want to further reduce the negative impact that your household has on our planet, remember to bring reusable bags wherever you go grocery shopping. Bringing a reusable bag means that you won’t have to take a paper or plastic bag at the counter. Paper bags are made from wood, meaning trees need to be cut down to manufacture them, while plastic bags take thousands of years to biodegrade and are sometimes improperly disposed into the ocean which harms marine life.

What Else can You do for the Environment?

Our final tip of the day to help your home go green is to properly insulate. Insulating your home properly will regulate temperature and reduce the intensity that your heaters and coolers have to work at to achieve the desired temperature. When your heater and AC don’t work as hard, they use less energy, that saves Mother Nature and can even lower your power bill. A great site to read reviews about appliances and ensuring your home is energy efficient is HomeFixPlanet, check out their great guides.  That’s all for now, stay green!