Friday, April 27, 2018

10 hacks for an instantly greener home | Bristol's green energy | The Guardian

10 hacks for an instantly greener home | Bristol's green energy | The Guardian: Some of these are things your parents shouted at you for decades ago, others hadn’t been invented yet, but all of them will leave you with a greener home …

Change your lightbulbs
You could go around turning off all the lights your family members have left on (it’s a full-time job), but have you thought about just changing your lightbulbs to save you the hassle? LEDs use 80% less energy than traditional fluorescent lightbulbs and last up to twice as long, which means a lot less time up the stepladder replacing them. One thing to remember though – most energy-saving bulbs have mercury in them, so make sure you recycle them properly.

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