As the average homeowner becomes increasingly environmentally conscious, innovations in the interior design and heating world have raced to catch up. Our concerns over the environment have snowballed rapidly, and with many brands now ensuring that their products waste no energy, there are still steps we can take as a homeowner to remain as eco-friendly as possible.
Whether you’re looking for refurbished insulation or you’re vying for a complete home makeover, these tips will no doubt help you to push for a more eco-friendly household.
From interior design to home heating with modern radiators, these helpful pointers provider the opportunity to play your part in making our world a little greener.
Invest in houseplants
Alongside the benefit of your home looking greener, adding plant life to your home can often clean up the air in your room. Due to the respiratory processes of plants, you’ll find more oxygen and less carbon dioxide polluting the home. With the psychological and aesthetic benefits of plants inside your property, you’ll find a revived atmosphere and a new way to express your interior design tastes.
Keep a tab on your water usage
Many of us think of eco-friendliness only applying to our energy usage, but being truly green means thinking about the other resources your using. Whether through fixing any leaks or installing a low flow showerhead, ensuring that your water isn’t wasted is a great place to start when it comes to efficient home running. Make sure to bleed your radiator, and consider installing a slim electric radiator or centrally heated one, utilising the space you have as well as minimal water usage.
Invest in a smart metre
Smart metres are a relatively new attribute to the home and have given homeowners a way to keep tabs on their energy consumption. Not only this, but the smart metre tells you just how much money you're spending a day on your utility bills.
Get to grips with naturally blended cleaning products
Natural cleaning products use fewer chemicals and distribute less pollution into what will eventually become your water supply. Alongside the effect on the environment, after the cleaning products use, the often harmful ingredients that go into the manufacturing of them have a harmful effect on the environment even before purchase. To lessen your impact on the environment, consider using lemon juice, vinegar and bicarbonate of soda as alternatives.
Find your rooms BTU outputs
Our radiators power is measured through British Thermal Units. The correct power for any given room is measured by the area it takes up. Ensure that your radiator is not wasting heat energy by correlating your radiators power output to the necessary BTU of your room.
Consider going dual fuel
And on the subject of radiators, one easy way to ensure their efficiency is to consider alternative heating options. If you only want to heat one room in your property, then turning on the central heating will be a waste of energy, allowing other unused rooms to heat up as well. Going dual fuel means that you can switch to electric outputs, ensuring a quick, focused burst of warmth for the room your inhabiting.
Install a radiator under your window
Many modern radiators are versatile in their shape and size. One way to avoid the loss of heat in your home through badly insulated windows is to install a small horizontal radiator underneath the affected window. This will ensure that any cold air transferred into your room is immediately picked up by rising warm air, thus creating a current of warmth in the space.
And from window installed radiators to the windows themselves, the best way to avoid heat wastage is to double glaze them. With this quick and simple solution, you can be sure that no heat can escape from the large spaces in your home, creating a draft-free ecosystem.
Keep your radiators in good condition
From bleeding your radiators to internal power flushes, radiator health is vital for eco-friendly home and optimised heating system. With many products available and a DIY ethos behind it, radiators are easy to maintain and only need to be regulated every half a year or so.