5 Ways to create an Earth-friendly home
Don’t make Earth Day the only day you consider making environmentally conscious changes to your home. There are ways to be more earth friendly in your home and while you may not think of Ace as your first stop I beg to differ, here are some ideas that are available at your local Ace hardware store.
Change all your light bulbs to LED.
There is really no reason not to do this. The color temperature of the bulbs is almost exactly like traditional bulbs. The lifespan of the bulbs can be up to 20 years and the energy usage is over 70% less than traditional bulbs. The bulbs are more affordable than you think especially when you consider how long they last.
Ditch the chemicals for cleaning and use highly refined micro-fiber cleaning cloths
To maintain a chemical free cloth you can boil to clean them and reuse for months. Placing them in your washing machine is just fine too.
- Use organic fertilizers to grown your lawn and garden.
- Use less water by installing a dual flush valve in your toilet By reducing the water used in a toilet for flushing liquids you can save up to 15,000 gallons per toilet per year.
- Fix all the leaks to save on water Invest on quality water fittings and be on the lookout for signs of wear and leaks. The moment you see one, don't hesitate to do a proper repair.