Our EcoSmart homes are known for their sustainable contribution to the environment. From solar panels to geothermal energy use, we set up your home for sustainable success! But what if you wanted to do more? Maybe you’ve stumbled across this article and aren’t in an EcoSmart home? We have some creative ways to help you make your home more sustainable, to help your environment where you are!
Install a water filter that removes microplastics.
Adding a water filter to your washing machine will help make sure those pesky microplastics don’t get into you or your home. You can also install a filter on your tap water to keep microplastics out of your drinking water.
Pick water-based paints.
If you’re thinking of a new paint option for your walls, opt for water-based paints that contain natural pigments. Most paints are oil-based and not as eco-friendly as they should be. People have found that water-based paints offer a nicer variety of colors and are more aesthetically pleasing.
Think green when cleaning.
We all have our preferred detergents and cleaning products that we’ve used for years. Many of us have never really thought about the harm they could be doing to our environment. Once these chemicals are washed down the drain, they creep into our water supply. This often takes way more energy and hard work to purify the water again at treatment works. Luckily, there are some simple switches you can make. Bicarbonate is found in soda, lemon juice, or vinegar and can all be used in place of bleach and detergents to kill bacteria and leave homes grease and odor-free. Switching to steam cleaners to disinfect and kill germs is another green way of keeping homes clean!
Choose Environmentally-Friendly Furniture.
Opt for furniture that makes a difference, whether it’s upcycled or made of eco-friendly materials. This means you get to enjoy your furniture guilt-free while reaping the health benefits. There are so many furniture brands out there that seek to provide customer and environment safe products.
Add Window Treatments.
Curtains and blinds not only give you privacy and light out, but they also help save energy! To make sure you get the right kind of window treatments, be sure you look for the ones that specifically prevent heat loss in the winter and deflect the sun’s rays to keep your home cooler in the summer.
And these are just some of the ways you can help your home become more sustainable, whether you’re living in an EcoSmart home or not. We love to see how you’re going green, so be sure to tag us on social media on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.