How to become more sustainable at home
How to become more sustainable at home
Sustainability has been quite the buzz word across social media for the last few years, and in our industry especially, we understand the importance of ensuring that our products are considerate of the environment. That’s why our innovation teams are always working towards environmentally friendly products, like the Zeno Range.
At Warmflow, we believe that being sustainable is something that we can all work towards, whether at work or at home. It means meeting our current needs without creating a negative impact on the needs of future generations. It also means making environmentally conscious choices about the way you live.
We have put together a list of ways in which you can easily do your bit for the environment, to help become sustainable at home.
First up, tip no.1 Composting!
Creating a compost bin is a great alternative to having food waste end up in landfill. And it has LOADS of benefits like creating luscious soil which is great for your garden. Find out more using this great link - https://www.sustainablejungle....
Tip 2 – Grow your own veggies!
By growing your own vegetables, you are also helping to preserve the environment. Organically grown veg reduces the amount of chemicals put into the Earth from pesticides and herbicides. You will also help save on fossil fuels created when offseason veg is shipped around the world.
You will also save a few ££ at the shops
Not sure where to start? Here’s a handy calendar which will help you plan your growing space and to ensure a diverse and manageable harvest of veggies direct from your garden.
Tip 3 – Reuse and Recycle
We all know that recycling is much better than adding rubbish to a landfill site, but reusing items is the best choice. Take a plastic grocery bag for example. Recycling it still takes energy so still has some negative effect on the environment. But if you reuse it again and again there’s no waste at all.
A handy way of remembering your bags, is to keep a stash in the boot of your car, that way you can just grab one the next time you head into a supermarket. Sorted.
Tip 4 - Just finished #Veganuary? Consider keeping it up longer-term!
Producing meat creates carbon emissions, so one way to help the planet is to reduce our consumption. Why not try to go vegetarian or vegan just a few nights a week? Or if you can't live without meat, buy British, buy local and buy grass-reared
Here's a link to some vegan recipes to get you started -https://www.feastingathome.com...
Tip 5 - Consider a #RenewableEnergy home heating system.
Unlike traditional heating systems that burn fuel to create heat, air source heat pumps and ground source heat pumps use naturally occurring warm air or heat in the ground to create power and heat your home, which is great news for the environment!
Warmflow Zeno is a range of high efficiency, market leading, low emission MCS approved renewable appliances suitable for any application and for those customers who are looking for alternative heating solutions.
Find out more - https://www.warmflow.co.uk/renewables
Tip 6 – Try non-toxic cleaners
Did you know, you can make great, environmentally safe cleaners out of household items? The acid in white vinegar makes it naturally capable of killing mould and bacteria; you can use it to clean mirrors and windows. Baking soda is also great for deodorizing. Lemon juice is another bacteria battler and sodium borate, aka borax, is a multi-purpose cleaner that's useful for scrubbing walls and floors.
Check out this link for more info on #ecofriendly cleaning products -https://www.treehugger.com/how-to-go-green-cleaning-4858127
Tip 7 – Cycling
With the weather finally improving and days getting longer, it might be time to dust off that old bike in the garage, to help the environment.
For each person who switches from a private, polluting means of transport to a bike – a zero emission form of transport – the result is reduced carbon emissions, improved air quality and less noise pollution.
It's also a great form of exercise and can be great fun too!
Tip 8 - Switch off!!
Leaving the TV on standby wastes needless energy. So, if it's not being used, switch it off before bed. The same applies to lights, heating and any appliances.
Saving you money, and saving the #environment too.
Tip 9 – Consider HVO
For the highest level of carbon reductions, a switch to a 100% renewable fuel is required and in particular a biofuel known as Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO). Whilst this may be relatively unknown fuel to many, it has been used throughout the world in various applications. HVO, is a renewable liquid fuel made from certified waste fats and oils and manufactured by a synthesised process with hydrogen to create a greener, cleaner fuel.
As a result of substantial and significant ground-breaking research and investment, we are delighted to now announce that all Warmflow Agentis oil boilers are HVO compatible and will be able to run on the renewable fuel with some minor recommissioning.
This will give an almost 90% cut in carbon emissions immediately.
To find out more visit - https://www.warmflow.co.uk/blog/hvo-liquid-fuel-for-the-future
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