No, no, we’re not going to advise you to eat less or wash your hair without using shampoo. On the other hand, if you follow the advice below, Earth will thank you and you would save a bit of money too.
- Install flow controllers to your faucets
By simply installing a flow controller (water saving device) onto your water tap or shower, you can better control the water strength as well as reduce water consumption.
- LED light bulbs are the way of future
LED light bulbs consume much less power and are just as bright. They last very long and prices of them are coming down too.
- Unplug your electronics at night
The typical home has 30 electronics powered up at any given moment — TV, cell phone chargers, blenders, etc. They use electricity even when they’re powered off. Simple fix: Plug your devices into power strips and switch them off at once at the end of the day.
- Use curtains and blinds to cut cooling costs
Curtains, especially highly reflective blinds can reduce heat gain by around 45% during summer. This effectively spells power saving for your air conditioning.
- Use the right-sized cookware
Using pots and pans with flat bottoms that fit the burners can mean the difference between saving or wasting energy. For example, a 6″ pot on an 8″ burner wastes over 40 percent of that burner’s heat. Obviously, using a right size pot or pan is the answer.