In aid of #WorldEnvironmentDay the Folio Team have come up with four energy saving tips to share with you that will not only help you contribute to a sustainable environment but can even help save you money - result!
- Energy efficient light bulbs
Energy efficient light bulbs have been around for a long time. However, a lot of tenants still do not realise just how easy these bulbs are to buy and just how much they help to save money and the environment. Not only do energy efficient bulbs use less electricity, they also last longer, which means you don’t have to spend money replacing them!
- Install a smart meter
Heating your home and water usage can be the biggest way that you use energy. We all know how easy it can be to stay in the shower 5 minutes longer or leave your heating on for longer than you strictly need it. This can lead to a lot of both wasted energy and wasted money. The best way to record and prevent this is to get yourself a smart meter. They can tell you exactly how much you are reusing day by day and some will even automatically control your limits and usage to help bring the bill costs down!
- Embrace natural cleaning products
Using harmful chemicals to clean around your home is worse than you think for the environment. When you wash these chemical away down the bath or sink you are putting them into the water supply which means water will take more purification before it is safe to use again. The matter of the fact is in the majority of cases you really don’t need to use them. Surprisingly, for most day-to-day cleaning tasks, natural products like vinegar, bicarbonate of soda can be used and save you money! For examples of natural cleaning products you can make check out this blog.
- RECYCLE, RECYCLE, RECYCLE
Recycling at home is one green practice that you should definitely start doing. It allows old products, which you no longer need, to be turned into usable materials again. It is easy enough to implement and manage, and is something the whole house can participate in together. To find out exactly what you can recycle around the home check out this video.