Eco friendly tips for your home
There is no shortage of the power of solar in the Philippines. When using solar power, you’re actually saving the earth, and promoting the clean up the the environment, but did you know that you can also contribute to saving the earth from the comfort of your home? Here are a few tips on how to make your home more eco-friendly.
Use greener cleaners.
And no, not the greener colored bottles. Use cleaners don’t have as much chemicals. These products can also pollute the air you breathe. Aside from polluting the air, these can also trigger asthma or allergies, which means these chemicals are harmful to you. Look for cleaners that are plant based. There are companies that list all of the ingredients used in making the solution on their labels.
Upgrade or repair the insulation on your house.
When you repair those leaks and creaks and cracks, you’re not going to use that much electricity to cool or warm your house. The warmth and cold will leak out of these cracks, making your heater or air conditioner work harder to keep the room in the right temperature. In the summer block the sun with thermal shades, and use them again to keep the warmth in during the cold days.
If you have any clothes or used belongings that you don’t want anymore, don’t throw them away. Donate them to people who can still use them. Your clothes or shoes and whatnot are going to add to landfills or be burnt at a plant, which will release pollutants into the air.
Turn it off.
If you’re going to leave any electrical devices, turn them off and pull the plug. These devices are just wasting energy. Turn them off when you go out, take a shower, or when you go to sleep. Turn off the tap when you’re brushing your teeth. You’ll be surprised how much water you’ll save.
You see this everywhere. Bring your own bag when grocery shopping. You’ll save paper or plastic being thrown away and burnt, which again, releases pollutants into the air. When you bring your own bag, you don’t have any waste, and you don’t have to pay for disposable bags if the store you’re at charges for those.
Get your car checked regularly. Make sure that the oil is changed, and that the emissions are acceptable for your transport office. Check the pressure of your tires, and replace any filters regularly.
Light it up!
Replace your bulbs with compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) lights. They last ten times longer and use 75% less energy.
3 Rs! Reduce, reuse, recycle.
If you have any things around the house that you can use as something else, such as milk gallons as shoves for pet food, or large containers to store that pet food, do it. Use jars to store things such as nails, or turn them into pencil holders. If you have any papers with print only on one side, use the blank side for something else.
It’s not that difficult to turn your home into a green home! Try new and innovative technology like, Solar Panel in the Philippines . It’s your own little way of saving the earth.
About the Blogger
Clark Pacis is lifestyle blogger/ Traveller/ Frustrated Model. He pursues a healthy living while enjoying the guilty pleasures of different cuisine. A Young Professional that has a wild spirit. Clark worked for CNN Philippines and a graduate from University of the Philippines, Diliman.