Just because you’re living in a tiny home doesn’t mean your home is environmentally-friendly. With climate change becoming a worldwide problem, it’s time we make better lifestyle choices. Here are a few ways you can make your tiny home as eco-friendly as possible.
Unplug Your Electronics When Not in Use
Many electronics tend to use power even when not in use. This leads to wasted electricity and higher electric bills. To save electricity, unplug your electronics after use. Things such as phone chargers and small kitchen appliances can easily be unplugged when not using them.
With that being said, unplugging all of your electronics after use isn’t very practical in most cases. Plugs in hard to reach places are going to be annoying to unplug every time. Fortunately, we have smart home technology that can help with that. Smart home automation can turn off electronics when not in use, reducing your environmental impact.
Install Energy Efficient Appliances
One of the easiest ways you can turn your tiny home eco-friendly is by installing energy-efficient appliances. Older appliances tend to be energy hogs compared to newer appliances. By upgrading the appliances in your tiny home, you can cut down on energy usage which is beneficial for the environment. When looking at energy-efficient appliances, don’t just look at the big things such as refrigerators and dishwashers. While these cut down on energy costs and benefit the environment, not everyone has hundreds of dollars to replace large appliances for the sake of the environment. You can easily make your home more efficient by replacing older light bulbs with LED light bulbs. Although it’s a small change, it has a big impact on your home and the environment.
Cut Down On Water Use
Just as cutting down on electricity is important, conserving water is just as important. With the average American using at least 100 gallons of water a day, there’s plenty of room for improvement. While cutting down on water usage can be accomplished in a way by doing the above, there are plenty of other ways to save water in your tiny home.
Many of the ways you can cut down on water are simple lifestyle changes that anyone can do. Taking shorter showers, turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth, and investing in a water filter are just some of the ways you can cut down on water usage in your home.
This is only a small portion of what you can do to make your tiny home more environmentally friendly. And while it takes a huge amount of work to make your tiny home environmentally-friendly, just know that the planet will thank you for it.