Going green is a great goal or new year’s resolution to set for 2022. Many of us have thought about how to decrease our waste, change our eating habits and even reconsidered how we travel in order to make a difference.
But what about the homes we live in? How can we make our living spaces more eco-friendly, sustainable and healthier spaces for us in the new year? We’ve rounded up a few ideas for you to consider.
A big and obvious change that you can make is to go off the grid and switch to solar energy!
While this can be expensive upfront, rest assured that switching to clean energy will save you thousands of dollars in the years to come, making it a very worthwhile investment.
If you’re not ready to switch over completely, consider investing in a solar generator to use as a backup source of energy in emergency power cuts or even to start reducing your energy usage. You can check out this Goal Zero 6000x review to figure out if this is the right option for you.
Change Your Bulbs
No, not because they’ve burned out (although you know there’s at least one that needs replacing). In 2022, make the decision to invest in energy-efficient light bulbs.
Although they’ve been around for a while, people are finally starting to notice how beneficial they truly are. They use less energy and even last longer than traditional light bulbs, enabling you to reduce your carbon footprint and save money in the long run too.
Insulate Your Home
This might seem like a strange upgrade to make, and not worth the fuss or money, but we have our reasons. Obviously, the better insulated your home is, the better able it is to keep the heat inside, reducing your need to continuously heat your home, especially in the coldest months.
Reducing your use of your heating will help you reduce your energy use overall and make your home a greener, cleaner and more cost-effective place to live.
Aside from all the major changes and upgrades you could make to your house, a simple switch to make is within your own mind.
Becoming more aware of how much energy you burn is a good start which can lead to your being able to slowly start reducing it. If you can’t afford the upfront costs of all these suggestions, you can still make a major difference simply by using less energy on a daily basis.
Manage your thermostat, be mindful about switching lights off when you leave the room, don’t leave devices plugged in unnecessarily, and start paying closer attention to your water usage.
If you want to make a change this year, there are many different ways you can do so – big or small, depending on what’s within your means. Regardless of what changes you decide to make, you can feel good about your efforts to make the world a greener place.
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