Eco-friendly home tips for your new home!
When it comes to the environment, eco-friendly practices can help to reduce energy and water waste. Be sure to check out these simple home tips to help you be more eco-friendly and save money on your utility bills.
Switch out your light bulbs. A simple change in the light bulbs you use can make a huge difference when it comes to your energy use. Be sure to change out your light bulbs to CFL bulbs and you’ll save more energy.
Check your air duct. Controlling the temperature in your home uses lots of energy. From heating to cooling, it’s hard to maintain a temperature, especially when there are leaks in the air ducts. Be sure to conduct an inspection every so often to ensure that your heating and cooling systems are working properly.
Water at night. When it comes to maintaining your lawn, it takes a lot of water. Limit your watering to a couple times per week, and maximize your water use by watering at night. When you water during the day, evaporation happens more rapidly which uses more water.
Prevent phantom energy use. Even when you turn off your electronics, if they’re still plugged in they can still use up energy. This occurrence is called phantom energy use. Not only does this waste energy, but it also hikes up your energy bill. Make sure to plug your electronics such as televisions and computers into a good quality power strip. That way you can turn off the energy supply, stopping phantom energy draw.
Add more fruits and veggies to your diet. While you don’t have to become a vegetarian, eating less meat and more vegetables can help to reduce greenhouse gases. Eating a vegetarian diet for one day per week can significantly help the environment. Plus, incorporating more produce in your diet helps to keep you healthy. It’s a win-win.
Be sure to use more eco-friendly practices in your home! If you’re in the process of looking for a new home, make sure you have experts on your side. To get dedicated service paired with top-tier escrow services when closing an escrow deal, contact Brighton Escrow. Our Hermosa Beach, California team is committed to helping you make the most of your escrow process.