Most of us know by now the importance of saving energy and “going green” — especially since being nicer to the environment often also means being nicer to ourselves. But beyond recycling plastic bottles and turning off the lights, what else can we do? Learn these unique (yet simple!) ways to go green and lessen your carbon footprint on the earth.
Stop Receiving Junk Mail
Not many people are all that excited about the pounds of junk mail received every year. So why not cut back by stopping it from even being printed and sent to you? This step only takes a few minutes. Learn how to stop receiving junk mail here.
Use Reusable Water Bottles
Plastic water bottles are both expensive and wasteful. They also use up energy and money to recycle. Reduce your usage and lessen your spending by investing in a reusable metal water bottle.
Support Locally-Owned Businesses
Don’t just go green; go local! Businesses owned by those in your community not only work harder for your business than bigger companies, but they also create more jobs and many of them work hard to find sustainable solutions and make eco-friendly products.
If you’re like most people, you probably aren’t a huge fan of flying — especially when it involves flying on more than one plane in a day. By buying a nonstop flight, you invest in both convenience and a more sustainable option. However, one way of being even more sustainable is by flying less overall. When possible, try cutting back on the number of times you fly each year.
Keep Your AC Maintained
Regular AC maintenance helps your system stay at peak efficiency. That means you’ll spend less in repairs down the road, save money each month on energy bills, and go green all at once!
Compost Your Food
Taking your old food and composting it in your backyard has several benefits. It reduces the volume of garbage requiring disposal, saves you money by reducing soil purchases for your yard, and enriches your soil with essential nutrients plants need to grow. Talk about going green!
Turn Off Your AC and Electronics
Especially when no one is home, turn off your AC and electronics to save energy. This will reduce your bills each month and won’t waste money on running appliances for an empty house.
Buy Rechargeable Batteries
Using batteries once and throwing them away costs money and wastes resources. Learn how to dispose of your old batteries properly and then invest in rechargeable batteries that you can use again and again!
Donate Old Newspapers and Magazines
Take your old newspapers and magazines to local animal shelters, Goodwill, or other places that could reuse them. You could even share them with friends or donate them to local businesses!
Want Other Suggestions to Go Green? Ask the Experts at Engineered Air!
Learn other ways to save energy and go green in your home by talking with our professional HVAC technicians at Engineered Air. Serving homeowners all over South Florida, we’re here to answer any questions you have. Call us today or schedule an appointment online!