The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) AR6-WGI Report reveals that climate change is already affecting every region in the globe and will increase in the coming decades. The report says that, thanks to human activity, global temperatures are rising at a level which is no longer sustainable for the environment to survive.
Now, more than ever, is the time to live a greener life. You can help make a difference by creating your home more eco-friendly to reduce carbon footprint. Here are small steps.
Fill your home with plants.
Plants can improve air quality in your home. Plants perform photosynthesis, through the removal of carbon dioxide in the air and transforming it into oxygen. Some house plants can reduce air pollutants, such as carbon dioxide, benzene, formaldehyde, and mercury, which cause health problems like dizziness, headaches, and eye irritation.
If your kitchen or bathroom faucets leak one drop per second you can waste thousands of gallons of water per year. A showerhead that leaks 10 drips per minute can waste more than 500 gallons of water a year. Taking the time to
examine your home for leaks and drip can significantly cut the water waste your home produces.
Switch to LED lightbulbs.
LED lightbulbs produce approximately 90% more efficiently than traditional incandescent light bulbs. They are more efficient and can save you more money. High quality LED lights have a life expectancy of 30,000-50,000
hours or even longer, while a typical incandescent light bulb last only 8,000 to 10,000 hours.
Use energy-efficient appliances.
Purchasing energy-efficient appliances may be a bigger investment than a traditional appliance, but it’s important to think about the price tag of an appliance over its entire lifetime.
Add solar panels.
Perhaps the most popular feature of any eco-friendly home, solar panels help reduce overall power consumption while eliminating many of the negative effects of traditional energy production. By converting sunlight into electricity,
solar panels help power the smart devices working hard to optimize your home’s energy output.
Start your bright, smart energy future today! Get in touch with Climasolar solar specialists to discuss your options.
Sources: ionsolar.com; ecofriendlyhouses.net/; bbc.com