Top 5 tips to make your home more sustainable
Since the industrial revolution, pollution levels on our planet have increased exponentially. Experts warn of the annual temperature increase and the 3º higher that will make life on earth unsustainable. There are not many years left until the situation is irreversible, so it is very important that we all make an effort to reduce our footprint and help stop this threat.
At CIS Sierra we have compiled 5 easy and quick ideas that can be done at home and that greatly help the sustainable development of society.
Change traditional light bulbs by LEDs
LED bulbs have become very popular in recent years for several reasons. The main one is that they are 90% more efficient than traditional light bulbs. This means that they need 90% less electricity to operate. Also, they do not contain polluting gases and, they can last up to 20 years! They may be more expensive at the beginning but in the long run, you end up saving on energy consumption.
Free ventilation ducts
Sometimes even if we start the heating, we do not notice the proper temperature that the thermostat shows. Make sure that the radiators are free of obstacles that may interfere with air circulation. Removing furniture from radiators can increase efficiency by 25%.
Adjust the thermostat setting
Avoid putting the heating too high. We recommend a maximum temperature of 21º. If you can program the thermostat, set it to turn off the hours you are away from home.
Turn everything off
Before leaving home turn off all the lights, television, laptops ... We know it can be difficult, therefore, one idea is to connect everything to the same plug center. In this way, all you have to do is press the switch to turn off the electricity.
Take the stairs
It is not only a way to reduce energy consumption but also an excellent way to stay in shape. It is estimated that to use the elevator per floor and per person, the same energy is consumed as charging the mobile phone for a few minutes. It may seem little individual, but imagine what could be saved if thousands of people stopped using the elevator at least once a day.
If these actions are looked at individually they may seem like very little. But as Helen Keller said: "Alone we can do so little, but together we can do so much". Small actions done by many can become big changes.