Homeowners have by and large become far more conscious of reducing their carbon footprint and adopting environmentally friendly initiatives within their homes. In many cases, this commitment to greater energy efficiency is also cost-effective, as the reduced use of energy leads to lower utility bills. This combination of cost savings and eco-friendliness has prompted many homeowners to seek out ways to achieve a greener household.
Even a few small, simple actions could make a lasting impact. For instance, when purchasing light bulbs, favor energy-efficient LED options over incandescent bulbs with a high wattage. Also, before going to bed, switch off all electronic appliances at the source so that energy isn’t being squandered overnight – leaving them in standby mode uses power. Whenever you use the dishwasher or washing machine, wait until these are almost full before turning on a wash, as using a cycle for a small load is very inefficient. If you want to improve the eco-friendliness of your home in the long-term, consider the installation of solar panels on your roof and reinforced insulation between cavity walls.
Read the infographic below to see what other actions you can take to make your home a greener place in which to live.