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Easy ways to make your life more eco-friendly

We would all like to do our bit for the environment. We hear daily about the devastating impact that we’re having on the world around us. But what can we do? How do we make our lives more eco-friendly?

Here are four easy ways.

Turn your thermostat down

Controlling the temperature at home is important. You don’t want to have a house that’s too hot or too cold all the time. You’d never want to spend any time in it.

The thing is, temperature control uses energy. And energy costs you money, and costs the environment vital resources.

Consider investing in a smart thermostat that’s designed to learn your habits and your home to offer up the most environmentally friendly and comfortable temperature out there.

The most popular smart thermostat is the Nest, created by Google. Visit their site here to learn more: https://nest.com/uk/

Change your light bulbs

The simple job of switching out your light bulbs can make a huge difference. Incandescent bulbs aren’t energy efficient. Some people choose compact florescent lights as an alternative, but these are dangerous. They contain mercury that is linked with a number of diseases.

The most efficient and safe option are LED lights. They may cost a little more in the outset, but in the long run, they’ll save you money.

Care for your car

You don’t have to scrap your car to go green. You don’t even need to swap it for a hybrid or electric vehicle (although that would be more beneficial).

By making a few adjustments to the way you drive, you can become more efficient. Have your wheels checked by a garage regularly too, to guarantee that it’s running correctly.

Here’s some eco-driving advice.

Take a walk

We drive because it’s convenient. But driving is one of the biggest catalysts to climate change. So why not, rather than drive to the shops or to work, try walking it. Or catch public transport. Most of the time, we use cars for even the simplest of journeys. But if you walk, you’re not just doing your bit for the environment, but caring for your body too!

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