Whether you have the freedom and independence of living on your own or are part of a bustling family household, there is a myriad of practical and surprisingly easy ways to become entirely more sustainable.
With that being said, here is how to run a sustainable and eco-friendly home.
Only Use VOC Paints
When the urge takes over, and you fancy a change in the colour of the front-facing wall in your kitchen or one of the walls in your bathroom, by all means, go to town on the colours and patterns you would like to have.
However, from now on, you should only ever be buying paints with as lower a level of VOC as you possibly can, even if this means spending slightly more money on your tins of paint.
VOC (volatile organic compounds) are chemical compounds that are not only substantially harmful to nature and the environment but also to your own health when you use them.
Source Suppliers Carefully
There is, frankly, no real excuse for anyone, whether a global company looking to place a bulk order or a private consumer, not to do even a basic level of research into the sustainable nature of the business supplying their goods and service.
Looking for beautiful, stylish and unique furniture creations from Ligne Roset Chelsea that are not only a spectacular addition to your bedroom or lounge but are designed and created with sustainability in mind is a fantastic way to mix fashion with caring for the environment.
These days, both private consumers and trade buyers alike search for environmentally friendly services and products, and when searching for ethical retailers, researching the supply chain as well as the store itself is also a good idea.
Invest in Quality Insulation
Another highly effective way to run an eco-friendly home is to have a professional take a look at the quality and condition of your property’s insulation.
The insulation in your home is likely to be having a considerably negative impact on the cost of your energy bills and simultaneously an even more serious impact on the environment. Improving your home’s insulation, from the downstairs floor to the attic, and solid wall or cavity insulation is by far the best decision when creating an eco-friendly home.
Learn About Renewable Energy Systems
Finally, especially if you are looking to embark upon a complete restructuring of your property or else you are fortunate enough to be in the position to design your home from the foundations upwards, it is time to think about renewable energy systems.
Renewable energy systems use, as their name suggests, natural resources such as the wind, water or sun to turn them into energy, and there are always new developments and findings which expand the availability and effectiveness of such systems.
In the United Kingdom, there are four main types of renewable energy systems: biomass boilers, air source heat pumps, solar panels and ground source heat pumps.