How to make your home greener




 It’s no secret that we all need to become more eco-friendly to take care of our environment. But did you know that one of the best places to start is from the comfort of your own home?

Whether that’s something as simple as recycling or a task that’s a little more onerous, we’ve rounded up some of the best ways to make your home greener below.

  1. Get some plants

As well as looking great on your windowsill, plants are also a great way to keep the air inside your home clean. According to the RHS, houseplants remove nasty compounds (such as nitrous oxides, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide) from the air, helping alleviate the symptoms of Sick Building Syndrome.

  1. Install solar panels

Solar energy provides a clean, emission-free and renewable way to heat your house. Unlike burning fossil fuels, solar power doesn’t create harmful pollutants or release greenhouse gases in the process.

If you’d like to go green, then what better way to do so than by installing your own solar panels! As it’s an investment that doesn’t come cheap, you may wish to consider a personal loan to help you fund the installation costs.

  1. Double glaze your window

If you haven’t already got double glazed windows, replacing your windows is an easy way to make your home greener. By installing double glazed windows, you’ll lose less heat through the glass. As such, you’ll need to use less energy to heat your home, which is especially important given the energy bill increases.

  1. Turn your food waste into compost

Rather than slinging your food waste into landfills, make use of it instead! By scraping any leftover food into your compost bin (these can be picked up for a few pounds), you’ll be able to use the decomposed matter to fertilise your garden.

  1. Install smart technologies

In the last few decades, technology has come a long way when it comes to making our homes greener. So, if you’d like to go green, it might be time to ditch the old-fashioned thermostat

If you can afford to, why not turn your home into a smart one? By opting into a smart home, you’ll be able to save money on your energy bills and save the planet at the same time. As most smart homes are controlled via the app, if you do forget to switch the lights off or leave the heating on when you’re out, you can switch them off at the touch of a button.

But it doesn’t stop there. If you’re serious about going green, there are plenty of ways to transform your home into an eco-friendly paradise. You might just need to spend a little more time researching!

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