Eco-Friendly Design: 7 Essential Eco-Friendly Products for Green Homes
The first major step to green living is designing your home to be eco-friendly, but that doesn’t mean forgetting about the little things that make a big difference to your household’s long-term carbon footprint. Here, we’ve picked seven great eco-friendly products to help you live a little greener every day.
1. Solar-powered mobile phone chargers
Whenever someone charges their mobile, your home’s carbon footprint grows. Solar-powered mobile phone chargers are nifty eco-friendly gadgets that keep phone batteries charged with minimal environmental impact. Tech experts recommend Voltaic Amp, JOOS Orange, and Solpro’s Helios Smart.
2. Portable pollution sensors
The brilliant technology of portable pollution and environmental sensors means you can check the CO2 and volatile organic compound (VOC) levels in the air throughout your home. By monitoring your air quality, you’ll know which rooms need better ventilation, more indoor greenery to boost oxygen levels, or where you need to switch toxic finishes and furniture for safer, eco-friendly alternatives.
3. Wool dryer balls
Air-drying laundry is always the best choice for the environment, but during the colder months, when there’s nothing you want more than warm fluffy towels fresh from your (energy-efficient) dryer, opt for eco-friendly wool dryer balls. Unlike dryer sheets and traditional plastic dryer balls, wool versions are environmentally safe, sustainable, and free of toxic chemicals.
4. Energy monitor
By fitting an easy-to-use, affordable energy monitor to the power cable that runs to your home, you can instantly track your home’s energy usage—it’s a great step towards lowering your energy consumption and making your household more aware of their energy use.
5. Toilet dams
Toilets are responsible for a large amount of our home’s water consumption, but conventional toilet tanks use far more water than needed. Fitting your tank with an inexpensive dam reduces the amount of water used to flush by 30 per cent, drastically lowering the water consumed by your household.
6. Bamboo bath towels
As a fast-growing grass, bamboo is one of the most sustainable materials available. Not only can it be used for flooring, window covers, and furniture but organic bamboo bath towels dyed with eco-friendly vegetable pigments are naturally mildew-resistant and boast an even softer texture than cotton towels.
7. Smart power strips
These are an excellent way to decrease your home’s energy waste and save money. Discreet and inexpensive smart power strips sense energy usage and will cut off the power supply to any plugged-in devices that are either fully charged or not in use, but still sucking up energy.
For more information on how Moretti Interior Design can turn your home into an eco-friendly oasis, contact us today.