Making Your Home Eco-Friendlier: Things You Need To Know

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Living in an eco-friendly home is good for our mental and physical wellbeing. People are becoming more aware of this fact and trying to embrace greener home practices.

Choosing wood as a building material for your house is a sustainable choice. After all, log cabins are renewable, sustainable, and healthier to live in. But if you want to go even greener, here’s what you can do:

Solar Power

Energy conservation is critical when it comes to an eco-friendly lifestyle. And, one way to contribute is to embrace solar power. You can install solar panels in your homes, which helps save the environment and saves you money.

This long-term investment reduces your carbon footprint and even provides enough electricity to go completely off-grid. What’s more, governments in most jurisdictions offer some kind of reward for utilizing solar power.

Water Consumption

It’s true that showering saves energy and uses less water. But make sure you use an aerated or low-flow showerhead if you want to reduce your water wastage. Spend less time bathing under the water.

Other ways to save water at home:

  • Check toilets, faucets, and pipes for leaks
  • Turn off the water when brushing your teeth or shaving
  • Use automatic washing machine for full loads only
  • Deep-soak your lawn

Smart Thermostat

Smart appliances like thermostats help keep cutting energy costs while staying environmentally friendly. A smart thermostat can learn your schedule. When no one is home, it turns down your heat and warms things up when you return.   

So, in this way, you aren’t heating all year round, thus saving energy and money. A smart thermostat even monitors your energy usage patterns over time.

These provide detailed and insightful reports so that you can understand how much money you’re spending on your energy bills.

Recycling

We all trash a lot of stuff every day, from paper bags to broken furniture. But you don’t have to throw away things just because they’re consuming space in your home. Instead, try to figure out how you could recycle the stuff you’re planning to throw away.

After all, DIY is fun, creative, and green! For example, recycled furniture is not just an eco-friendly option but is also trendy. Alternatively, sell your big items on

auction sites for cash. Many times, older preloved items can take huge effort and money for maintenance. So, it’s better to sell them for cash instead of putting them in the trash.

Chemical Avoidance

Think chemicals like asbestos, formaldehyde, and flame retardants in common household items like paper products, water bottles, cleaning solutions, paint, insecticides, and more.

Fortunately, there are chemical-free alternatives like BPA-free plastic, non-PVC paint, biodegradable packaging, and more. So, get smarter while making your shopping decisions. Try to avoid chemical products as much as possible.

Eco-Friendly Brands

Choose eco-friendly brands for clothing, food, household items, and everything you shop. Fortunately, there is an increasing number of brands dedicated to making environmentally friendly products.

So, you can make your log home even greener by following the above-listed tips.