Looking for eco living tips on a budget? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Here are four tips you can start implementing today.
1. Use Energy Efficient Products
You can conserve a lot of energy by using LED or CFL light bulbs. Not only that, but you can install eco-friendly air conditioners. They may be a bit on the expensive side, but it’s an investment that can payoff in the long-run.
Research what kind of air-con options are out there and do invest in other energy efficient appliances. Windows that attract a lot of natural light are worth the investment too. Here’s a tip, leave your windows open and use ceiling fans to circulate the air because you won’t have to use your AC system as much.
2. No More Paper Towels
You waste a lot of money by using paper towels to clean up every single spill, so switch to towels made from cloth. They are just as effective and you can reuse it after washing it. If you don’t want to go out and buy one, then cut up an old shirt and use that for the time being.
3. Skip Using The Dryer
Sure, a dryer is useful because of the convenience it offers, but it uses up a lot of energy. Instead of using the dryer, use a clothesline or buy a clothing rack to use. If you don’t have anywhere to hang your clothes so they can dry, then place your clothes where you can and then place a fan on a stool. This will dry the clothes faster.
You will save a lot of money by skipping the dryer. On that note, don’t use a top-loading washer machine because a front-loader uses less energy. Sure, a top-loader is convenient, but it is definitely not as energy efficient as a front-loader.
4. Unplug Your Stuff
Not many people know this, but appliances can still use electricity when they are turned off and plugged in, and so can computers when they enter sleep mode. What you want to do is unplug appliances and turn things off when you’re not using them. Yes, it can become a nuisance to repeatedly unplug and plug in your stuff, but the money you can save will be worth it.
Do you want to save money? If so, do the above. You might be surprised at how much you can save.