Maintaining a home, whether it’s after experiencing destruction or on a general day-to-day basis, can be time consuming. It can also be extremely expensive. However, there are ways to manage your home, which are both cost efficient and environmentally friendly. Adopting certain “green” methods into your lifestyle can help achieve these goals.
First off, it is important to recognize the benefits of creating (and owning) a sustainable home. Certain advantages of an environmentally safe home include: economic benefits, environmental impacts and health advantages. Vowing to become environmentally friendly may yield results such as:
Lower costing bills. All of these new home habits will ultimately provide for less use of certain advantages, such as heat and water, resulting in lower bills.
Healthier indoor air quality. Providing a green home means refraining from working with things such as paints, adhesives and finishes with high VOC that cause respiratory illnesses.
A more valuable home. Homes that practice environmentally friendly rules are said to increase in value by three to five percent.
There are various ways to begin transforming your home into a sustainable one. Certain methods are simple, and can jump start the beginning of an eco-friendly house:
Replace bulbs. You can save 66 percent more energy when switching from incandescent to Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs, or CFLs.
Unplug unused wires. TVs are left on standby for 17 hours per day. Unplug to save electricity (and money).
Clean with vinegar, a natural way to fight off mold, bacteria and germs.
Use eco paints; they contain low amounts of VOCs.
Turn off the water. 48 gallons of water are lost per week from a leaky tap, and wasted water while brushing your teeth.
Open windows. Mold grows in humidity. Opening windows helps to decrease excess humidity, thus preventing the possibility of mold.
Here at Cleantec we are proud to provide a sustainable culture for all of our employees and customers. Cleantec aims to offer helpful information to our clients and friends.