We live in a world where we are increasingly surrounded by more and more change. On one hand, the rate at which the technology around us is unprecedented. As the tech in our daily lives gets better, the rate at which it gets better also increases. And on the other hand, our world is changing. Recent years have given light to trends that are nothing short of terrifying. Global temperatures and sea levels alike are rising, fast. This can cause concern amongst people. It can also cause a state of worry and confusion as people thing ‘what is there to do to stop this’. This is a fair point, as global warming has led to increased natural disasters including flooding, storms and more. If you are a homeowner well then this article is the one for you. Here are some ways that you, as a homeowner, can help reduce global warming.
Keep the Heat In
One of the key ways in which you can fight against global warming is to take necessary steps to maximize the efficiency of energy use. The main cause of a high carbon footprint for homes is due to their energy consumption. This is especially true in colder climates where more energy is required to heat a home. Not only does the energy used contribute to a higher energy bill, but also how efficiently it is used will contribute. We see more times than not a homeowner who will have to use excessive energy to heat their home as their home is not properly lined. It is recommended that homeowners avail of sound insulation (known as แผ่นฉนวนกันเสียง in Thai) around their house. This means that less heat will escape and more will be kept in. As a result, there will be less of a requirement to use excessive heat as less will be lost.
Water is viewed by many people as a commodity, something that is disposable. Due to the fact that we live in a society where water is readily available through our taps, water itself has come to be seen as something dispensable. People forget to think of all the energy used to process that water, and all the energy required to draw it up from its source and through the piping of a home. There are some ways you can reduce the ways in which you consume water as a household. First of all, when you are brushing your teeth, turn off the tap. This is one that you can incorporate into your everyday routine that has massive benefits. Another one that you can use everyday is to use less water when you are having a shower. By having shorter showers you will be doing the environment and your energy bill a favour.