Do you want to be more environmentally conscious? Then buy LED lights and live a greener lifestyle! You may underestimate the impact that just making a small change to the type of lights that you use will have, but you would be surprised. A large part of trying to be ‘greener’ means using less electricity, and if you want to do that, your best option is to go with LED lights. Of course, the rules of trying to use less electricity still apply, but when you do have to keep the lights on for a long time, you will be pleasantly surprised at the amount of electricity that LED’s will allow you to save.
LED’s are very good for saving electricity because they burn a lot cooler than normal light bulbs do. Normal bulbs use a lot of electricity because when they burn, they emit a lot of heat, which, of course, requires a lot of electricity in order to sustain. LED’s do not emit any heat because they do not burn a gas of any kind. They are purely electrical and also low frequency which makes them the ideal elements to counteract the massive amounts of electricity that you use on a daily basis when turning on your lights.
The other thing about LED’s is the fact that they are long lasting. They have insanely long lives and are all made like that, no matter what colour you get. This makes them better for most home applications as well, because you do not need to put a lot of them in your home, and you hardly ever need to replace them. Read the rest of this entry »
Going green is not only about saving the environment. It has direct beneficial implications for you as well. By making some essential green living home improvements, you will be able to save energy and water. In turn, you will enjoy a considerable reduction in your expenses. Here are some of the best things you can do to make green living a reality.
One of the simplest and most effective home improvement options is to buy, install and use energy saving home appliances. It is best to start with the large appliances that use up more electricity or gas. These include radiators, air conditioners and water boilers. Then you can replace smaller appliances, such as dishwashers and washing machines, as well as cooktops, TVs and even shavers. The investment is definitely worthwhile.
Insulating your home will certainly conserve a lot of energy. Your rooms will be warmer in winter and cooler in the summer. Covering your house with insulation panels should be your primary green living home improvement task. You can use wooden flooring and cork tiles for the walls for optimal results. Refurbish your house with insulating window frames and install new window treatments that provide better insulation. Read the rest of this entry »