Reducing your home’s negative impact on the environment doesn’t have to be a huge and time-consuming task. There are small, easy, and cost-efficient ways to make your home more eco-friendly. Handyman Connection of Chicago NW discusses four of them:
- Upgrade Your Lightbulbs – Your light bulbs consume a significant amount of energy, so upgrading them can make a difference. Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs will save you up to 66% more energy. Each time you trade in one incandescent light bulb for one CFL bulb, you can save up to 400 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions.
- Optimize Your Refrigerator – To ensure proper airflow, your refrigerator needs to be 7.6 cm away from the wall. You can also move your refrigerator away from the sunlight so it can easily keep your food cool and work less hard. Consider using ENERGY STAR®-qualified refrigerators as well. Qualified appliances can use up to 50% less energy than ordinary models.
- Improve Indoor Air Quality – You can improve your home’s indoor air quality and help the environment by using 100% essential oils and non-aerosol scents instead of synthetic fragrances. You can also grow houseplants and keep them around the house. They refresh your indoor air and are excellent decorations.
- Conserve Water – Make sure to turn off the tap when you’re brushing your teeth, and make sure that your tap is not leaking. Leaky taps can waste up to 182 liters of water per week. Leaky toilets are also a problem because they can waste 757 liters of water every day. Prevent this from happening by hiring a plumbing expert like us. Consider saving more water by using a low-flow showerhead, a low-flow toilet, and taking more showers instead of baths.
These are just some of the ways you can help the environment. Handyman Connection of Chicago NW can discuss more with you if you meet with us. We can also remodel and renovate your home to improve its energy efficiency. Handyman Connection of Chicago NW has many years of experience and we can make your remodeling project quick and hassle-free. Contact us to learn more ways to make your home more eco-friendly. You can also ask for a free estimate.