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How to Make Your Home More Environmentally Friendly

sunriseThere’s a lot of focus on the environment these days and for good reason. Concerns about things like pollution, global warming, and the depletion of limited resources have sparked a trend towards going “green”.

Think globally, act locally. That’s the mantra of many homeowners today who are taking small steps to make big progress toward helping improve the environment. Here are some things you can do.

Get Serious About Water

In places like Southern California, there are restrictions on how much water a single home can use. But even if you don’t live in a desert or somewhere with a limited fresh water supply, it’s important to pay attention to water use. Limiting unnecessary water waste not only will help the environment but also save you money by lowering your utility bills.

Fix leaky faucets as soon as you notice them. Don’t let baths or showers run longer than necessary. And limit your lawn watering to early mornings and evenings, when the sun is less likely to evaporate the water before it can get to your plants.

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Depending on where you live, the electricity you use is likely generated by coal-burning or nuclear power plants. But these return waste into the environment in the form of pollution.

Your home can get a lot of power for very little cost by installing solar panels on your roof. After the initial cost of installation, solar panels produce free electrical power pretty much indefinitely, making them a sound long term investment.

Another thing you can do is to use natural cleaning products inside your home. Simply ask Carvalho’s Cleaning to use environmentally-friendly cleani0ng products whenever they clean your home. This will help save the ozone layer while making your home safer for you and your family.

We only get one planet. Let’s make the most of it!

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