While there’s a special day each year that is dedicated to keeping our planet a healthy and sustainable place to live, we think it’s better to treat every day like Earth Day. What that means is making long-term changes to your home and the way you live that can help reduce your carbon footprint. If you want to do your part and make your home more eco-friendly, here are some changes you can make.

Use a Programmable Thermostat

These can help reduce the amount of energy you use by only having your HVAC system run when it needs to. For example, you can program it to be on in the evenings when everyone is at home, but not run during the day when everyone is out of the house.

Replace Light Bulbs

Swap out your incandescent light bulbs for more energy-efficient LED bulbs. Not only do they use less energy than traditional bulbs, but they also last longer, which means you’ll have to replace them less often.

Reduce Water Use

Whether it’s through taking shorter showers, reusing cooking water, or installing a high-efficiency washing machine unit, reducing the amount of water you use in your home can help preserve our planet’s most precious resource.

Use Non-VOC Products

VOC-products contain harmful chemicals that hurt our planet and the air we breathe, so choose natural products instead. These can be in the form of household (or roof) cleaning products, beauty products, paints, and more.

A great way to make your home eco-friendly is by collecting rainwater and reusing it and by only using FDA approved cleaning methods on your roof. Keystone Gutter Helmet’s Roof Shield only uses FDA-approved products and our gutter helmets protect your gutters from debris so the water in them is safe to reuse. For more information or to get a free quote, call us at 610-372-4383.