Taking steps to protect the environment is an important part of ensuring the Earth continues to a place to sustain life for thousands of years to come. As part of this two-part series, you will learn more about how you can help fight climate change as well as how Securr can help with that fight.
Get a Home Energy Audit
Conducting a home energy audit will help you learn more about how much energy you use in your home while also providing you with tips for reducing your energy consumption. Most homeowners cut their energy bills by anywhere from 5 to 50 percent after having a home energy audit conducted.
Use Clean Energy Options
Adding solar panels to your home is an excellent way to reduce your fossil fuel consumption. A growing number of solar panel options specifically designed for residential use are becoming available, including color panels that can be placed on your roof. You can also ask your utility company about buying clean electricity, as some offer clean alternatives to their customers. While you may have to pay slightly more for this electricity, you can significantly reduce your carbon footprint while also helping to drive up the demand for alternative sources of energy.
Replace Your Lightbulbs
Replacing your lightbulbs with quality LED bulbs can significantly reduce the amount of energy you use while also extending the life of your bulbs. In fact, LED bulbs can last 25 times longer and use 75 percent less energy than other bulbs.
Make Smart Heating and Air Choices
A dirty filter in your HVAC system will make it work harder, thereby wasting energy. To prevent this energy loss, replace or clean your filters every three months. You can save additional energy by using a programmable thermostat. With a programmable thermostat, you can set your thermostat so it goes to a lower temperature during the winter or to a higher temperature during the summer when you are not home or when you are asleep.
Upcycle and Recycle Whenever Possible
Upcycling and recycling helps to reduce energy waste by eliminating the need to create new products. Of course, it also eliminates the amount of waste in landfills, thereby further helping to keep the Earth clean. There are many resources online with great ideas for upcycling projects, including those that involve making fun and interesting furniture from items that you would normally throw away. You can also recycle items other than plastics, papers and glass. For example, some retailers have recycling programs available for recycling clothing. With the average American throwing away almost 80 pounds of clothing per year, you can reduce your waste while also helping others when you choose to recycle your clothing instead.
To make recycling easier, Securr offers a number or bins and containers that are specifically designed for use with recycling programs. We also have clothing collection bins that can make it easier for you to collect and recycle clothing. From recycling containers with single slots to those with multiple slots to easily sort your recyclable materials, our bins come in a variety of different sizes and shapes that can be customized to meet your needs.