Looking for a greener, yet more comfortable home. Then these tips will help ensure you benefit from all the benefits of a more eco-friendly lifestyle, with no compromises. These are some small changes you can make that will have a big impact on your home.
One of the most versatile woods of our time, bamboo flooring has a number of fantastic benefits and also looks great. Unlike many other forms of wood, bamboo is ethical, grows quickly and is renewable. It’s in plenty supply and ideal for people who are contentious of being green.
Ethically Sourced Furniture
Knowing where your furniture comes from is a large part of ensuring your home is green. The reality of 2015 is that there are still many furniture companies selling wood from very unethical sources. Knowing the process your furniture went through from tree to table is very important and ensures that you’re limiting the amount of damage you’re doing to the environment. This infographic from Oak Furniture Company showcases the journey from the initial to the end stage and is a good guide on what to expect.
Boilers and Heating
A greener heating system is also a virtue when it comes to a greener home and ensuring that your boiler is eco-friendly can make a huge difference. There are all sorts of government incentives in this regard to encourage people to use greener, more efficient means to warm and also keep the energy in their homes. Ground source heat pumps and other alternative forms of heating should also be worth considering
Understanding how and where your home uses energy and then taking measures to counter these issues is very important and can go a long way to preventing the wastage of energy. Being aware of where your biggest downfalls are and then countering this with a concerted effort to change can have notable effects.
These are just some ways that you can help ensure your home is greener in 2015 and should give you ideas on how to reduce its impact