How to Keep Your Homes Eco Friendly?
26 February 2016
To ensure a ‘green’ home and environment is not just the role of real estate developers like us (at Bharat Infra). We do our best to supply high quality residential homes to our customers, while taking care of minute details that can help to keep the homes and the environment secure. In short, we do adopt few eco-friendly techniques while designing homes for you, and expect you to follow some eco-friendly guidelines as well.
So, how can you make your home eco friendly? Are there are any sure-shot tips that enable to maintain the eco-friendliness of your homes and environment? Let us try and have a look at some of them.
One of the best ways to improve the quality of air that you breathe and to keep your home surroundings green, is to start growing house plants in the grills of your windows.
If you do not wish to let gas emissions into your home environment, then, it would make sense to start using CFL (Compact Fluorescent Light) bulbs in place of incandescent light bulbs. This will result in great amount of energy savings (around 66% energy savings).
While designing the kitchen for your homes, we have taken special care to ensure that the refrigerator space is kept away from the windows, to avoid direct exposure to sunlight. This is because, if refrigerators are exposed to sunlight, they have to work harder to do the stuff that they are meant to do, i.e. to cool things up. Thus, by having the fridges in shady areas, you can save additional energy from getting spent. Also, you need to make sure that you open the doors of your fridge, only when required, as unnecessary peeping may increase electricity consumption. This may result in increased electricity billing of around Rs.2400 to Rs.3600, on an annual basis.
Always prefer using a microwave, instead of the traditional oven, as a microwave saves more energy (almost 50% energy savings). And just like fridges, make sure your microwave doors are kept closed without unnecessary peeping, to save electricity consumption. Avoid using air conditioners when the weather is pleasant, and instead use the appropriately ventilated windows for good air flow inside your house. Even when you use air-conditioners during summer season, make sure that you keep the temperatures around 23-24 degree Celsius.
All in all, you need to make sure that all your electric switches and water taps are closed, to prevent unnecessary wastage of energy in any form. There are many other ways to make your home eco-friendly, however, we have discussed only the most basic ones that should be easy to follow for most of you. So, when you are looking out for new residential projects in Mumbai, do give a visit to our fully furnished eco-friendly homes, to get an idea about the tips you can implement for your new homes.
Have a look at the infographic below on how to keep your homes eco-friendly.