Green home offers multiple benefits. It is energy efficient and does not pollute the surroundings. Eco-friendly materials boost indoor air quality and reduce the risk of breathing problems. These are sustainable products that will benefit you and the environment in the long run. Choosing green solutions has become necessary due to the rise in air pollution, melting ice caps and biodiversity loss we are witnessing all over the world. So, convert your existing property into an eco-friendly house in 2022.
One good way is to use products like Berger Silk Breathe Easy. This luxury interior paint has low VOC and comes packed with formaldehyde reduction qualities. It reduces two of the most harmful air pollutants, Sulphur Oxide, and Nitrogen oxide, and promises antibacterial action. Here are some more green home tips.
- Eco-Friendly Lights
Invest in CFL and LED lights for eco-friendly homes. These can help you save tons of energy without compromising on illumination. Consider smart sensors for lights that adjust the brightness according to your requirements. Advanced technology makes sure the lights have a long lifespan, without the need to change bulbs frequently. Replacing old-fashioned or traditional lights with these is one of the most environmentally friendly practices. Also, remember to switch off lights when no one’s in the room. Allow natural light in by using light-colored curtains to let the sunshine come in.
- Pick the Right Paint
Berger Silk Glamor is a luxury emulsion that is free of added APEO and formaldehyde and is low in VOC too. Try to pick similar Green Pro-certified paints to ensure a cleaner and sustainable future. You can also look for bio-resistant coatings if you have been wondering how to make your house eco-friendly. Pick water-based paints that are environmentally safe and do not contain chemicals that might lead to dizziness, eye-watering, and headaches. Avoid oil-based paints, which have a strong smell and can impact the respiratory system. All of these can ensure an environmentally friendly living room in no time.
- Add Indoor Plants
Besides getting your home painted with eco-friendly interior paint, consider getting plenty of indoor plants. These act as natural air filters. The bigger and leafier the plant, the better it is. In fact, NASA conducted research and found that there are more than 50 types of houseplants that can remove pollutants from the home. Peace Lily, Dracaena, Aloe Vera, English Ivy, Boston Fern and Philodendron are super effective in creating an environment-friendly living room, bedroom and hallways.
- Insulate the Home
One of the sustainable living ideas at home is thermal insulation. It lowers carbon emissions and reduces electricity usage. This sounds like a costly affair but can be accomplished with simple window treatments. Upgrade your blinds and curtains. Use wooden window frames instead of UPVC ones. Add plants to the sills. Double glaze the glasses. All of these are great eco-friendly house ideas to keep your living spaces cooler in the summers. Include the walls, floor, and roofs as well during the insulation project. This way, you won’t have to rely heavily on heaters and ACs. Work with experts to get materials that are non-toxic, renewable, and biodegradable.
- Water Conservation
You can collect rainwater for different purposes at home. This includes washing your clothes, cleaning your driveway, watering plants or wiping the floors. It is an excellent way to ensure a sustainable house. Low-flow taps and faucet aerators, flow restrictors, dual flush toilets, and water-efficient appliances (such as water-saving showerheads) are other ways to minimize water wastage.
- Bio Compost Bin
Load all the fruits and vegetable scraps in a separate bucket. Add other organic elements like leaves and water to make it moist and leave it for a few days. These will slowly decay and form high-quality fertilizer for your garden. This rich humus-like material can improve the soil structure and boost its nutrient content. Use it for your plants and lend some to the neighbors as well to spread awareness. This is one of the most useful eco-friendly practices you can consider for your home.
- Cut Down Paper Use
Indian homes hardly use paper for toilet purposes. Yet if you have paper rolls, try to replace them with towels. Substitute notepads with electronic devices. Avoid printing documents as much as possible and consider e-tickets and receipts. Sign-up for online magazines or libraries and recycle newspapers to wrap books and gifts. Try not to buy disposable paper cups and plates. Lowering the use of paper products at home is a good way to ensure an eco-friendly house.
Consult the experts at Berger Express Painting to get more ideas on how your home can become eco-friendly. A good renovation project can also enliven the atmosphere at home.