With the world constantly rotating towards becoming an inferno, it’s our job to do all that we can to decrease our individual carbon footprint. With the home being one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gasses we need to consider what can be done at home to lessen the toll we’re putting on our environment. Doing these three things can drastically reduce your carbon footprint.
Insulate Your Home
The main reason you have to turn up the thermostat is because avoidable drafts are creeping into your home. Keep the warm or cold air that you want in your home by replacing your windows with eco-friendly ones. Studio City Energy Efficient Windows, in particular, are explicitly designed to insulate your home. Not only will energy-efficient windows decrease your adverse effect on the environment but they will also reduce your monthly heating bill. Don’t forget to also make sure your doors aren’t allowing drafts into your home.
Lighting and Appliances
You could buy smart lighting and appliances that are designed with eco-friendliness in mind. However, you could also just be more mindful of the appliances that are already in use. If you’re not using a light, turn it off, if an appliance isn’t being used, you can turn it off or unplug it completely. Even though an appliance might not be in use, if it’s plugged in ‘passive electricity’ is still being used.
Powering your home with nothing more than the sun by your side is the best possible way to go green. While panels will set you back a few thousand dollars, they will pay for themselves in time and are also one of the smartest investments you can make in your home.