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Tips for Making Your Home More Green

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Going green means that you’re living in a manner that doesn’t hurt the environment. It’s more important than ever today as the damage occurs from man-made sources. There are many ways you can make significant changes to reduce the negative impact you may have. 

How to Make Green Products More Affordable

It’s true that eco-friendly products aren’t always the cheapest option. While some might save you money in the long-run, they can be an investment initially. But if you are serious about making a difference, consider cutting down your budget in other areas. For example, you may choose to go out to eat less and cook at home more. Debt is another area where you can potentially save. If you have Parent PLUS Loans, consider refinancing them with a private lender. If you have good credit, you might be able to get a lower rate, so you’ll save money on the interest. Even if you don’t qualify for a significantly lower rate, you may be able to change the repayment term. You’ll be making payments longer, but each one might be dramatically lower. 

Look into Renewable Energy

Consider choosing more renewable energy sources for power. Many times, homes are on power grids that draw electricity from sources such as gas or oil. The problem with these sources is that they are not sustainable. A better option could be solar panels since they use the sun as a source of energy. The system transforms the sun into electricity to power your home. This is a clean, environmentally friendly process that doesn’t involve combustion, which might put harmful chemicals in the atmosphere.

Choose Better Cleaning Products

Many cleaning products you can find on the market today have ingredients that harm the environment. Many chemicals used for cleaning the home, dishes, or clothing can harm the planet and reduce biodiversity. For example, preservatives, detergents, and other chemicals can cause harm to the environment. Instead, consider using products that have more sustainable ingredients. They won’t deplete the ecosystem when they are being created, and they will not do any harm when you are done using them. The best option is to look for items that don’t have many synthetic ingredients in them. If you or someone in your home has sensitivities to certain chemicals, you may be better off anyway by choosing a more natural route.

Renewable Heating Methods

Consider a more sustainable source of heat during the winter. For example, boilers can have one of four fuels powering them, and your options include biomass, gas, oil, or electric boilers. Using a heat pump is another option since they don’t use as much energy. If you have a heat pump, you might need to get an oil tank or gas pipes. Depending on the area you live in, you may be able to rely on thermal energy from solar sources. Solar thermal panels take the sun’s energy and boil water, offering energy that doesn’t require combustion. While it might require some money upfront, you could save money by choosing a more sustainable heating method.


Sneha Shah

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