Some Easy Steps for Eco Friendly Homes

Consider Starting a Composting Pile

Compost is essential for a home garden. Although it can be purchased relatively inexpensively at your local garden centre, it is still cheaper and more environmentally-friendly to make it at home.

Recycling all of the fruit and vegetable scraps will not only make gardeners more aware of what is going into the soil as fertiliser, it will also mean that they are doing their part in reducing the amount of waste the household produces each week. Using something that is literally rubbish to make something instead of buy it is a great decision for both gardeners and the planet.

The Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia is an eco-sensitive environment. On beaches such as Middleton , Goolwa and Hayborough, sensitive habitats maintain both endangered bird species and plants that survive in this particular environment. Anything that can be done to reduce reuse and recycle is recommended as a Smart home idea. 

The Fleurieu Peninsula has a great deal of sandy loams so for best garden results create your own eco friendly compost

The Fleurieu Peninsula has a great deal of sandy loams so for best garden results create your own eco friendly compost

Solar to Heat Your Water

An excellent eco-friendly home tip is to use solar water heating systems in your home. The sun offers us plenty of free energy for the taking. This will save money on electricity bills and perhaps more importantly, reduce the amount of coal required by power stations to supply energy. This means that there will be less pollution overall and should be part of any eco-friendly home checklist.

Each little change on the Fleurieu Peninsula adds up over time to reduce the household’s impact on the South Coast. We can work together as a community to provide better homes that are much more eco-conscious.

Solar water heating comes in a lot of different and now advanced formats for eco homes

Solar water heating comes in a lot of different and now advanced formats for eco homes

Adding Solar Panels Is A Must

If you live on the Fleurieu Peninsula and are serious about making eco-friendly home decisions then you can use solar energy to completely replace your electricity in your home. While it seems an expensive investment, it can pay itself off within a matter of a few years in climates that receive a minimum of six hours of sunlight most days of the year.

Solar panels have gone down in price in recent years (by about two thirds!) as the demand for these types of eco-efficient products has steadily increased and the competition to install has risen.

Recycling and repurposing items will help families save money and save landfill space which is becoming scarce in today’s consumerism driven society. Although it may not seem like the eco-friendly efforts are worth much, each small action helps us preserve our fragile environment.

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Solar Panels are now relatively cost effective and extremely positive for our environment

Solar Panels are now relatively cost effective and extremely positive for our environment