Believe it or not, there’s actually a lot we can do to minimize the amount of waste and pollution we cause in the house. With so many people staying home during the pandemic, it’s no surprise that our homes today are a large source of much of the environmental degradation we cause to planet Earth. Luckily, there are so many different ways you can make your home more eco-friendly.
By the team at Rocket Mortgage
How do you generate the electricity that your home uses to function properly? Interested in lowering your monthly bill? If you haven’t already, switching your home’s source of energy to using LED light bulbs or solar power, for example, is not only better for the environment, it’s helping your wallet too. Two of the big ways that it gives you more bank for your buck is by not only lowering your monthly bills long term, but also raising the market value of your home.
Not only is smart home technology the way of the future, it is also a great way to make your home much more up to environmental standards. Smart home tech can provide you with increased convenience, reduced risk of malfunctions, and a higher return on your investment in the long run.
Similar to migrating your home’s energy usage to solar, adding more smart devices like a smart fridge or toilet can be a great way to lower your carbon footprint while also potentially saving you big bucks on a lower monthly home insurance premium.
Going back to basics, you can never go wrong with the tried and true triple R method. More than just a lifestyle, it’s a way of expanding your household’s awareness around what it means to operate from a place of conscious consumption.
Some examples of this include making your home a plastic-free zone, having a compost bin for any food you want to dispose of, and donating any unused or unwanted items to homeless shelters.
At the end of the day, the sky’s the limit for what we can achieve when we really make the commitment to helping make a difference for our planet. Knowing that there are also economic incentives at play, is just the cherry on top. For more information on ways you can help make your home more sustainable, check out this infographic below.