Having a green thumb means you are great with plants. But that’s not the only place you can be green around the house. There many eco-friendly ways to make your home even greener. If you are already recycling, then you’re off to a good start. Here are some of the things you can do starting today:
Take Shorter Showers
How much time do you spend in the shower each day? In reality, we probably only need five minutes to get clean. Yes, it’s very soothing to stand in a hot shower and relax but that’s also letting hundreds of gallons of water go down the drain. Even if you shave one minute off of your daily shower routine, you’ll save up to 1000 gallons of water each year. That will translate into big savings on your water bill. It’s also good for the environment.
Wash Produce and Save the Water
Along the same lines of taking shorter showers, you should also be aware of anytime you turn on the faucet. If you are washing produce, then do it over a large bowl. Save that water for your garden. Same thing can happen whenever you boil water for pasta or potatoes.
Change the Light Bulbs
A compact fluorescent light can last 10 times is longer as a regular light bulb. They might cost a little bit more up front but you are going to be saving right away because you’re not going to be replacing that light bulb as often. It’s also much more energy efficient and that will show up on your power bill.
Turn Down the Water Heater
You know what temperature your water heater is set at? The standard setting is 140°. But that can generate very hot water that leads to accidental scalding. You could reduce your temperature 120° and hardly feel the effect. That will save you up to 10% and water heating costs.
Make Sure Your Home Is Insulated
Is your home insulated? Not only should the attic be covered but also your basement. If your home is insulated, then it might be a good idea to bring in a professional contractor to look over that insulation. If it was there when you bought the home several decades ago, then it might need to be replaced. You also should take a look at any exposed pipes and make sure they are insulated as well.
Recycle Your Rubbish
If you’re getting rid of a lot of rubbish, then you should consider hiring Junk King Salt Lake City to haul it away. Not only will they provide you with all the manpower and truck space you need to get the job done but they are also a very green company. They’ve set up partnerships with recycling centers and charities throughout the Salt Lake City area. That is where the going to drop off your collected rubbish. Junk King Salt Lake City will help you go greener without lifting a finger.