Whether it’s through energy or waste, each and every home has an impact on our planet.So let’s take a look at some simple solutions that will help make your home a little more eco-friendly.
Replace the light bulbs
We all know the basic tip of switching off the lights when leaving the room. But did you know, you can save energy even while the lights are on? Energy efficient LED bulbs consume almost 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs. Moreover, LED bulbs last longer, so they’ll save you a considerable amount of money that you would have otherwise spent on replacing the bulbs.
Be mindful of the cleaning products
Most of the cleaning products that we use contain chemicals that can harm the environment, even our disposable kitchen cloths can contain micro-plastics that pollute our oceans. Chemicals in the cleaning products settle on the ground and can cause long-lasting damage. So, switch to eco-friendly products and be aware of your plastic use. You can also make your own cleaning products using natural ingredients like baking soda, lemon juice, vinegar and soap.
Install solar panels
Most of the energy we consume in our homes is from running electrical appliances. Wherever possible, we should opt for cleaner energy to run these machines. Solar energy is a long-term solution for providing clean energy. With so much sun here in the UAE, let’s turn towards solar energy to power our homes.
While you prepare your home to be a little safer for the environment, you shouldn’t ignore the safety of your own home. Ensure that you have home insurance cover to safeguard your belongings against any unfortunate incidents. And if you buy RSA Home Insurance during the holy month of Ramadan, you can also stand a chance to win a Home Centre voucher worth 1000 AED.