Whether you’re committed to an eco-friendly lifestyle or not, there are a number of advantages to making your home a bit greener than it already is. In particular, going green at home can save you a lot of money when it comes to the cost of utilities.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the best eco-friendly features that every home should probably have:
One of the best ways to start your eco journey is with sustainable materials. It is worth noting that sustainable materials like natural stone are not always the cheapest option, but they are much better for the environment, look better in the home, and typically last longer than artificial versions, which is why they will add value to your home and save you money in the long-term, while also ensuring you have the most beautiful home possible.
Slimline Water Tanks
Slimline water tanks are great for collecting rainwater and allowing you to use it as your main water source. They are very popular in places like Australia because they enable you to have water even when conditions are not great, and they help to prevent flooding too, Best of all, they will cut the cost of your water bill significantly if you pay based on how much you use, at least. Of course, they’re great for the environment too.
Sheep’s Wool Insulation
Not only is sheep’s wool insulation one of the best natural, sustainable forms of insulation available but it is also the vest for keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. If you install it now, you will probably be able to turn your thermostat down a few degrees, which means you can offset the increase in gas and electricity which is hitting many of us hard right now, and it’s a pretty affordable solution too!
A Vegetable Garden
Growing your own vegetable garden is not only a great way to cut your grocery bill and ensure you get to eat lots of healthy, homegrown fruits and vegetables, but it is also good for the planet too. Not only that, but gardening is great exercise, and if you have kids, it’s an excellent way to teach them about where our food comes from, and encourage them to try a wide variety of produce.
Smart thermostats are definitely the future. If you do not already have one, installing a smart thermostat as soon as possible is a really smart idea., Why? Because it will enable you to have greater control over how you heat your home so you can save money by not heating rooms that you don’t need, by lowering the thermostat remotely, and doing all sorts of other cool stuff you can’t do with a traditional thermostat.
There are so many eco-features available for homes in the UK, and more are being invented all the time. With the cost of living the way it is, there has never been a time to make the change and invest in some of them, and any of the above would be good ones to start with. So, what are you waiting for?