Making Your Rented Property Eco-Friendly

25 Jan

Making your rental flat eco-friendly

Making Your Rented Property Eco-Friendly

Now more than ever there’s a growing acceptance that being eco-friendly isn’t just good for the planet, but it’s good for your wallet too.  Making a few changes to your lifestyle could add up to some significant savings, all while doing your bit to lower your carbon footprint and use fewer resources.  It’s a win-win!

Lightbulbs

Using energy saving lightbulbs has a number of benefits.  First, they last significantly longer so you won’t have to change them as often (which is great if you have a flat with high ceilings and you don’t have a head for heights).  Second, they consume less energy and will cost you less to have them on.

Draught Excluders

The noble draught excluder – staple of the student flat all over the world.  As well as being a kitsch addition to any trendy home, they also serve a useful and eco-friendly purpose.  Keeping the heat in the rooms you’re using means you won’t have to have the heating on for as long as it would take to warm your entire home.

Plants

Having houseplants scattered around your flat will not only improve the air quality in your home, but it’ll also brighten up your décor and has been shown to reduce stress.

TV

Switching your TV off at the wall every night is better for the environment and will save you money on your electricity bill.  It means it will take a few extra seconds for your TV to warm up when you switch it on, but why not use this time to ponder what to buy with your extra money?

Windows and Blinds

Opening your blinds during the day can help warm up your property without having to turn on the heating.  Opening the windows (assuming it’s not too cold outside) will also air out your flat, preventing mould and damp.

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