If you’re somewhat of an eco-warrior, you’re probably on the lookout for the next big energy-saving concept. That’s fantastic because it means you are truly dedicated to reducing your family’s carbon footprint. At the end of the day, we all need to look after our planet and use fewer fossil fuels to heat our homes and get to work. Indeed, you’ve probably made a good start on that task already. The suggestions I’ve listed on this page could assist you in taking things to the next level. No matter what you plan to do in 2017, make sure you consider all your options before getting to work. Otherwise, you might overlook something that could save the planet, and help your family to save money.
Change the way you light your home
Most people use a lot of electricity to light their homes. That is the case regardless of whether they use a mains supply or solar power. Either way, it’s sensible to reduce your consumption as much as possible when it comes to lighting. Maybe you could look at adding more windows to your property? Natural light is always favourable, and it even helps to keep you healthy. You could also consider using strategically placed mirrors to transfer some of the sun’s rays around your property.
Change the way you heat your home
There are lots of ways to heat your home without damaging the environment or breaking the bank. One of the most interesting to me involves the use of ground source heat pump boreholes. The technique will provide energy for heating a hot water by using stored solar power from under the ground. You might have to put up with some disturbance for a couple of days while the installation takes place. However, it could contribute towards reducing your energy bills by up to 50%. Also, everyone understands the benefits of using solar energy rather than the electric created from burning oil.
You only have to search online for five seconds to encounter hundreds of articles about using your garden to its full potential. You can grow fruit and vegetables, install a mini windmill and more. The possibilities are endless. So, now would be a good time to perform some research and make a plan for the new year. Your outdoor space has so much potential that you’d be foolish not to utilise it. When all’s said and done, you have fertile land that should be suited to growing almost anything. You’ll spend less at the supermarket, and you don’t have to stress about all those unwanted chemicals and preservatives.
After reading those suggestions, I hope you are ready to make some real changes in the new year. As it’s only a couple of weeks until Christmas, you’re probably too busy wrapping presents to get started now. Also, depending on where you live in the world, it’s going to be pretty cold outside. So, take this opportunity to perform lots of research and start making your plan.