A sustainable lifestyle is not just about adopting a particular way of living but it revolves around your choice of making an earnest, lifelong commitment – to keep learning, exploring, adopting sustainable practices and above all loving the new lifestyle. In other words, it requires complete shift in how we live our lives and how we consume and how we spend our days. And remember, every decision we make impacts us all.
Shifting to a sustainable lifestyle involves making radical shift in how we spend our life. Integrating these changes into our lives first involves shifting your mindset – to make each change for a better lifestyle. Let’s begin with our home. Start simplifying things as much as possible – an essential step for kick-starting a green life. What about energy consumption? Most of us are habitual of receiving unwanted surprises when electricity bills arrive but now as we think of adopting a sustainable lifestyle, we must switch to natural and an infinite light resource to immediately save some cash.
Read the following post to learn about harnessing the solar energy around our homes.
Make More Use of Natural Light
Letting more sunlight into your home will not just help you reduce energy consumption but curb your electricity bill as well. All you need to do is:
- Opening the curtains and windows
- Mounting the reflecting materials around to reflect more natural light
- Installing large glass windows around the rooms
- Installing solar tubes and skylights around the property
- Painting the home in bright colours to make home appear bigger and brighter
Install Solar Panels
Sun sets down but does not take its energy along. Going solar is the easiest yet biggest action; one can take to reduce its carbon footprint. Installing solar panels allow us using the energy in our homes throughout the day and have made our lives easier. Making electricity using solar panels consume 91% less CO2 than natural gas and 96% less CO2 than coal and certainly cheaper on pocket as well.
Use Heating Alternatives
During the winter, when temperature starts to drop – people quickly switch on heaters, which can raise any home’s energy consumption. Switching on heater all day and night seems to be a good idea but it is not a sustainable lifestyle and will also cost you more in terms of energy bill. What can you do in this regard?
- Insulating your home to lock the heat inside
- Installing double glazed windows to increase the heat inside your home
- Investing on high-tog duvets to keep the property warm
- Wear warm clothes
- Add rugs on floors to add a sense of warmth
The above-mentioned pointers are just thought-provoking tips to find energy-saving methods within your home. Stop misusing energy by implementing energy saving habits and maximizing the use of sunlight.
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