If there was a way to save yourself some money as well as saving the environment, would you do it? Of course you would, right? Then you are going to love these solutions, which help to do both of those things in one fell swoop. If you want to save money on your household bills whilst also saving the planet, this is how to do it.
Swap To LED Bulbs
LED bulbs are cheaper to buy than ordinary bulbs, which is a great result for a start. They also use less energy, which means that your electricity bill will be lower. You don’t need to replace them as often, so you save even more money on top of that. In addition, they don’t require as much fossil fuels to be burned to supply them, and won’t cause as much rubbish for landfills because you will be using fewer of them. There isn’t a single area in which these bulbs don’t make more sense as the best choice.
Use Solar Energy
Energy from the sun is free, renewable, and easy to harvest. So why aren’t you using solar panels to heat your pool already? It’s probably because you think that they are too expensive for you to use in your home. The good news is that 2016 marked the year when renewable and green energy was finally cheaper than other sources. So now you can afford to get that solar panel set up, and watch your heating bills dramatically drop. Any method that uses less energy to get the same job done is going to be great for both the environment and your bank balance.
Turn Everything Off
We have been told for years to turn off lights when we aren’t using them, but there are other ways to save energy, too. If you have devices such as the TV, microwave, printer, computer, and so on, you probably leave them on standby a lot of the time. Unless you are using them every 5 minutes, you could turn them off to save energy. Do you really need to have the light-up display showing the time on your microwave when you aren’t using it? If not, turn it off at the wall and save the energy.
If you are washing your clothes at 60 degrees, turn it down to 40 and see how much you can save! Just reducing it by this amount saves a third less electricity, and it means you save that much more too. Try also to only put on the washing machine when you have a full load to go, and avoid using a tumble dryer. If you let everything dry on a rack instead, it will be much cheaper and better for the environment. Try to use eco-friendly detergents as well.
There are lots of simple things you can do around the house to save money at the same time as going green. You might be surprised to see how much you can save – and you will wonder why everyone doesn’t go green.