Reducing Greenhouse Gases At Home

Solar energy\’s still the cleanest source of energy and self-producing without needing to foot the bills. Who wouldn\’t have thought of that? There\’s just one problem for most of us – money. Well, the good news is that there\’re still a lot of anti-greenhouse gases options which we can support.

  1. Switch to alternative energy

Human minds are marvelous. Now we can have electricity generated from renewable source than fuel like biofuels. And at a cheaper rate too. Therefore, consider switching your electricity supply to green tariff renewable sources if possible.

  1. Wall insulation

Poor wall insulation will speed the expulsion of heat during the winter and cool air during summer from within the house. This is a complete wastage of energy which could be prevented in the first place. To be effective, ensure your wall insulation, including the one at your attic, is up to mark.

  1. Energy efficient electrical tools

Reducing greenhouse gases also come down to being energy efficient. Most of our electrical tools models manufactured in the late 80s or 90s are outdated and produced energy which don\’t commensurate with the consumption. Compact fluorescent lamp, commercially known as energy efficient bulb, is slowly replacing incandescent bulbs. That goes for refrigerator, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, etc. So, know you tools well and get help from the store assistant when you are looking for new tools.

  1. Utilizing electricity

Besides using energy efficient electrical tools, it is just as important to fully utilize the electricity. Putting a standby mode is a big no-no but also avoid under- or over-working your tools. This is because energy\’s absorbed more than necessary and may run the risk of being spoilt.

  1. Reuse, recycle

When you use too many packaging from materials which are not recyclable, you\’re also indirectly encouraging carbon emission when the materials could be used for stronger purposes. Even though reusing and recycling are good habits, try to avoid depending on these items in the first place.

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