Do you ever look around and think at what kind of state the world is in? With rising temperatures and rising sea levels, the horror movies of old, depicting an impending doomsday, have never looked so real. There is no denying that this is an unnerving, scary situation, and it is one that we should all take very seriously. This being said, it can feel very overwhelming being left with the thought that it is just you against the world, literally. It is hard to know where to start. Saving the future of the human species is not an easy task! Have no fear! This article is here to help by providing some easy ways that you, as a homeowner, can reduce global warming.
Reduce Gas/Oil Usage
One of the biggest contributors to the global warming epidemic is an unsustainable use of non-renewable resources. Homes use the most resources through their gas consumption and car use. There is nothing worse than a person who has the heating on all day, leaves every light on in the house and brushes their teeth with the water running! These are all small things that have a large impact. Do not leave your heating on all day. Invest in proper insulation, proper blinds, curtains, shutters, awnings, proper methods of keeping the heat in. This will allow you to save costs in the long run and to play your part in the global fight
Do the Small Things
As said above, people do all sorts of things that contribute to global warming. Many of these things are done not knowing the impact they have. Have shorter showers, turn the water off when you brush your teeth and be globally minded more often.
Perhaps the best way to reduce your carbon footprint as a homeowner is to invest in solar panels. Although solar panels are expensive themselves, you will save money in the long run. It can seem like an unnecessary cost, but in several years, it will not be the case. You can save money on your energy bills while reducing the amount of carbon you release into the atmosphere; it is a win-win.
There you have it, two main ways in which you can reduce your energy bills and also reduce your carbon footprint. Homeowners play a huge role in the fight against global warming, and by following these tips you can begin to do your part for a better future.