It is comes as no surprise that global warming is on the rise. It is also evident that our activities on planet earth have highly contributed to this phenomenon. So as part of our social responsibility towards our plant, today we will be sharing with you general household tips that could make a difference and maybe even help slow down climate change.
Change Your Light Bulbs:
Regular light bulbs emit high amounts of CO2. By changing your regular light bulbs to compact energy saving florescent bulbs, you can cut costs, energy and CO2 emissions. You can also do that by turning off the lights in the rooms you are not using.
Turn Off Your Electronics:
When your electronic devices are on standby, they are still using up energy. Make sure to turn them off when they are not in use and help save energy and cut costs as well.
Avoid Plastic Bags & Wraps:
Plastic poses many dangerous threats to our plant’s wellbeing so try ditching plastic wraps and resorting to other ways to store food such as glass containers. Also, try taking a reusable shopping bag for your supermarket trips.
Weatherproof Your Home:
A great way to save energy is to weatherproof your home. Insulating walls and basements, installing double glazed windows and even something as simple as closing up the curtains can largely help reduce energy use and heat loss.
Cut Down on Hot Water Use:
A sure way to use up energy is to use a lot of hot water. Try to take showers rather than baths, only use the washing machine and the dishwasher with full loads, adjust your thermostat (or install a programmable one) and use low flow shower-heads to reduce CO2 emissions and save energy.
Recycle & Reuse:
Always remember that is takes less energy to make products from recycled goods as opposed to new raw materials. This is why it is important to try and recycle or reuse whenever possible.
Replace Your AC Filters:
Not only is replacing your AC filters good for you and your family’s health, it also helps save carbon dioxide emissions.
Use Pressure Cookers & Steamers:
Another great way to save energy is by using pressure cookers and steamers. You can also save up on energy by covering your regular pots while cooking.
Hang Clothes to Dry:
A clothesline vs. a dryer can help save a lot of energy. You can easily save energy by hanging out your clothes to dry at least during spring and summer as well as cold sunny days.
Plant More Trees:
Trees and vegetation absorb high amounts of carbon dioxide during their life cycle so be sure to plant some trees and vegetation in your own garden.