Winter arrives, implying temperatures and the hours of sunlight reduce. This change of season is usually linked to an increase in energy consumption, which has a direct impact on the environment. Therefore, it is essential that, with the arrival of this season, we continue being sustainable in our daily lives.
Here are some recommendations to help you to achieve this!
Be energy efficient
It is important that your home is prepared for winter. In this regard, insulation is essential. For example, by keeping your window curtains open during the day will allow sunlight, providing heat to the house, thus, enabling you to turn down the heater. Also remember to unplug appliances and electrical devices, such as chargers, when they are not in use.
Use LED bulbs
With the reduction of sunlight hours, it is common for electricity energy consumption to increase. Therefore, it is advisable to replace conventional bulbs with LED bulbs, as they consume less energy and are last longer.
Lower the heating
Avoid programming the thermostat at maximum, and try to turn it down whenever you can, especially when you are not at home. Wearing warm clothes, such as wool socks and sweaters, will also help you to stay warm and be sustainable at the same time.
The change of season is a perfect excuse to renew the closet. However, it is important not to over-consume. One option, which is becoming highly more popular, is to shop in second-hand stores. When choosing Christmas gifts, try to wrap these with recycled materials. Handmade gifts could also be a good solution.
Consume seasonal foods
Seasonal products and local consumption stores will be great allies to reduce your carbon footprint. Also, remember to buy a variety of foods such as proteins, vegetables, fruits and cereals.