It is more important now than ever to be mindful of how we are living on this planet. As global warming continues to place us in danger, there are a few suggested steps to be taken to conserve energy while still being beneficial to you. These methods are, in essence, relatively affordable and easy to implement around the home. Therefore, we advise these three tips to help your home be efficient, yet green. Try other suggestions to amp up your energy-saving and eco-friendliness, too.
Include Environmentally Friendly Materials In The Structure
Metal roofing– which is also called bumbung besi in Malay– is a wonderful way to keep your home environmentally friendly. It is brilliant in different climates and weathers including tornadoes, hurricane season and heat waves. It is structured to be impermeable to water and wind and it reflects the what of the sun instead of absorbing it. Furthermore, metal roofing is a safe alternative because it is not as toxic as other roofing materials (like asbestos) and while it is expensive, it is widely available. Metal also has a longer duration and other materials, and, thus, in the long run, is a worthwhile investment. Consider using glass in your home to increase the amount of light that enters the room. This minimises your need for using electricity, which in turn saves both your bill and overall energy consumption.
Composting Is A Big Plus
Composting has been a common practice in thousands of communities for hundreds of years. This is where food waste is not thrown away, but is, instead, used to put nutrients back into the soil. The best part about compost is that it is one hundred percent natural, as it is made of fruit peels, vegetable stems and rotting leaves and twigs. To make your own compost, all you need is soil, organic materials and water to moisten it all and get the bacteria active. A successful compost can start being used in vegetable gardens, fruit trees or lawns in three months. This gives the contents enough time to be decomposed by the bacteria and microorganisms growing in the pile.
Get Your Waste Water Flowing Into Your Garden
Reusing water is a brilliant way to minimise waste and save your cost on water usage. One suggestion is to connect your sprinklers to the water that goes down the drain from your showers and bathtubs. This way as the water is drained, it goes straight into the garden or on your plants and lawn to water it. Collecting rainwater is another good option. Either place buckets of water close to the gutters where rainwater can be collected, or connect it to the main pipe so that it either enters your home for usage, or goes straight into the garden to water the plants.