The Best Eco-Friendly Practices Anyone Can Do!
Spring is the time of year that everyone comes out of hiding and gets all of their deep cleaning done. It’s also the time of year that people tend to do home improvement projects and plan for the warm season ahead. More and more homeowners seem to be catching on to the different ways they can make their homes more eco-friendly.
It doesn’t have to cost a large sum of money to have an eco-friendly home in today’s world. In fact, there are plenty of eco-friendly options that cost little to no money at all. Below are three ways homeowners can make their homes a little more eco-friendly this Earth Day.
Open the Windows
Opening the windows is a great and eco-friendly option to conserve energy during the spring. It doesn’t cost any extra money and actually saves the homeowner money on their monthly energy costs, and reduces stress on the HVAC system. Spring is the time of year when the air conditioning system isn’t necessarily needed just yet. So, homeowners can get away with leaving the windows open longer.
Doing so also helps to circulate the airflow and reduce allergens in the home, which increases the air quality as well. When the air in the house is stale, it becomes a playground for illness.
That said, not only does opening the windows help to conserve energy, but it has numerous other benefits, including:
- Saving money
- Saving the HVAC system
- Reducing allergy symptoms
Investing in Indoor Plants
Some plants work better than others. Eucalyptus is an excellent example of this. It is recommended that homeowners place a sprig of like eucalyptus in their bathroom or hang it from their showerhead. The plant is steam activated and releases cleansing particles into the air that removes any contaminants and cleans the air. It also helps to refresh the sinuses of the person taking a shower. The best part is that the plant continues to do this every time it is around steam for the entirety of its life.
Nearly every houseplant has its own benefits for cleansing the indoor air, but eucalyptus is a great place to start.
Regular Maintenance and Filter Replacements
Many homeowners choose to neglect their home’s HVAC system of regular maintenance because they feel it is a waste of money. However, investing in regular maintenance is far less expensive than what it costs to repair the HVAC and any damages it causes when it breaks down. Not to mention that a regularly maintained system lasts longer and has fewer breakdowns.
One thing that homeowners can do on their own to maintain their AC system remembers to change the air filter at least once every three months. A clogged air filter is usually the culprit for a home that has poor air quality. If the homeowner calls in a professional, the first place they look is the air filter.
It can be hard to remember to change the air filter on time, so professionals recommend that homeowners set a calendar reminder on their phone every three months. That way, the homeowner doesn’t have to worry about remembering! Their phone lets them know!
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