Spring has sprung!
Well, Spring is thinkingabout springing. And when that time comes, you may notice your home is in needof a little TLC.
Here are easy Spring tasks to freshen up your space and make it more eco-friendly.
1. Fill Your Space with Plants
On top ofmaking your home literally greener, plants are a great way to remove airpollutants and improve your indoor air quality (IAQ). Unsure of where to start?Philodendrons are some of the easiest plants to grow because they adapt to yourhome’s natural environment. They’ll also get rid of that pesky formaldehydelingering in the air. Win-win!
2. Donate, Donate, Donate
If you’re going togo on a Marie Kondo binge, donate the items that are still in good condition.Less wasted space for you, and less waste in our landfills.
3. Switch to Non-Toxic Cleaning Products
Greencleaning products will give you the same tidy home without the chemical residueof average products. On top of being non-toxic, many green cleaning productsare sustainably manufactured and biodegradable. Check out this great listfrom The Good Trade to find the green cleaning supplies of your dreams.
4. Say Goodbye to Paper Towels
Save thetrees! While you’re opting for non-toxic cleaning products ditch your papertowels. Switch to reusable towels or give a second life to old t-shirts thatdidn’t make it through the Marie Kondo donation process. Either way, you’resaving money and trees.
5. Replace Your Air Conditioning System
We knowwhat you’re thinking, “Didn’t you say these tips were easy?” And yes,yes we did. Replacing your air conditioning system is easy when you enlist the help of Heating Specialties.
Heating Specialties has a wide variety of systems available. Give us a call, and we’ll help you find the right one for you. Once it’s installed, you’ll notice lower energy bills and experience better IAQ.
6. Maximize Energy Efficiency
Replace incandescentlight bulbs with compact fluorescent lights (CFLS) or LEDs. Unplug applianceswhen they’re not in use and clean your air filters.
7. Tune-Up Your System
While we’re on the topic of energy efficiency, now is a great time to give your furnace or air conditioning system a tune-up. Heating Specialties will make sure your system is running at peak efficiency.
8. Seal Your Windows
Nobody lovesa draft. Drafty windows drive up yourenergy bill by leaking the coolness brought in by your air conditioning unit.
9. Go Paperless
As you gothrough your junk drawer filled with past statements, take the opportunity toopt for electronic communications. On top of cutting down on the amount of mailyou’ll have to sort through, you’ll cut back on paper waste.
We can’tfinish our list without mentioning the holy grail of green living: recycling.Old kitchen appliances, clothes, and house decor can be donated to thriftstores or charities. Food scraps can be composted. Metals, plastics, glass,paper, and cardboard can all be dropped off at your local waste managementbuilding.