At Lekto Wood Fuels, we offer a range of eco-friendly wood fuels. The following list includes some general advice on how to live in a more environmentally sustainable way, as well as a few notes on how our products and related accessories, such as eco-log burners, can contribute to a greener way of living. At Lekto Woodfuels, we are all about being green, environmentally sustainable and using recycled materials wherever possible.
Here are 10 Tips on how to make your home more eco-friendly right away. Being sustainable and forward-thinking has never been so easy!
1. Fire Pit and Wood Fuels- Use Alternatives
Burning logs made of Natural Wood Fuels will release 80% fewer emissions than regular wood when burned. Install eco-friendly wood burner and use eco-logs such as Pini Kay Eco-Logs to make your home cosier and warmer and fight global warming. At Lekto Woodfuels we don't cut down any trees to make our briquettes and sawdust logs. We work together with sawmills and use their sawdust which is a natural by-product. Our Night Briquettes are made from softwood bark- another natural by-product of sawmills.
2. Native Landscaping Plus Eco-Fertiliser For Your Garden
Protect your local flora by planting plants that are native to your area. If you have a wood burner use leftover ash from it to fertilise your garden. It's free, contains no chemicals, that is, if you use eco wood fuels such as Lekto Woodfuels which contain no chemicals, no glue and are 100% natural, and are readily available in your home.
3. Use Homemade Natural Cleaning Products
Natural cleaning products are just as effective as regular ones; only they don't contain harmful chemicals that are bad for the environment and your health. Did you know you can clean the glass on a log burner by simply using ash from a wood-burner and a damp kitchen towel? We have a step by step video on how to do it:
It has never been so easy to make your home more eco-friendly.
4. Energy - Efficient Windows
Energy-efficient windows will keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter due to their better insulation. To keep the heat inside during the cold winter months, it's also worth putting up thicker curtains to stop the air leaks. Double-glazing is one way to improve your windows' energy efficiency, but installing it may not be possible on all buildings. In these situations, secondary glazing is usually a workable alternative. Secondary Glazing isn't as effective as Double Glazing, but it's relatively inexpensive, will reduce heat loss through windows, and improve sound insulation.
5. Make Your Own Compost
Use kitchen scraps to make your own compost and fertiliser. Separating and composting food waste reduces household waste in landfill and eases the CO2 emissions associated with rubbish collection. You can generally compost any food waste except meat, fish, poultry, dairy, fat, oil, and grease.
As previously mentioned in point 1, the ash from eco-logs and other natural wood fuels can also be used to make compost, but make sure you don't use any ash from coal.
6. …and Plant Herbs
Now, once you have your compost, you can make your own windowsill herb garden using leftover yoghurt pots as containers. It's easy to grow the following herbs in limited spaces: rosemary, mint, thyme, sage and chives—fresh herbs for your favourite dishes all year round. Clip only the amount you are you going to use on the day to keep them fresh. You will get more vitamins and green houseplants to cheer yourself up, but also it's another great way to make your home more eco-friendly.
7. Time to Snuggle and Cuddle
Turn your home or apartment in the snuggliest space possible. Place throws on your sofa and chairs. Put on an extra layer. Use a hot water bottle and plenty of hot drinks to keep you warm and cosy. Hint, we have the tastiest ideas just for you on standby: 'Warming Cocktails & Winter Drinks To Enjoy Next To The Fire' and 'Classic Winter Warmers To Help Keep You Warm Over Winter'.
8. Be Smart About Your Washing
Washing clothes at 30°C uses around 40% less electricity than washing at higher temperatures. Use clothes airer or a clothesline to dry your laundry. One of the most simple and straight-forward answers to making your home more eco-friendly is to stop using the dryer. If it's too cold or rainy outside, dry them in the same room as your wood-burner, and it will speed up the process and save you the cost of running the dryer.
9 Don't wash
No, not altogether. It would be best if you didn't go unclean, but it's time you stopped taking long, hot baths and switched to showers. Taking a shower can use as little as 14% of the water used during a bath. You can use a timer to know exactly how long it takes to wash. If you are missing long, existential conversations by yourself leave them for a time when the tap is not running.
10. Stop Buying Things
If you've done (or at least tried) all of the above and are still wondering how to make your home more eco-friendly, perhaps it's time to look further ahead. The best way to prevent future waste is to limit present gain, so before you spend money on buying new things, ask yourself if you really need them. How many times are you going to use it, maybe, you can borrow it from a friend? Have a look around hour home, can you upcycle from the items you already have? A little DIY can be fun and save you a bit of money and reduce waste as well. If you must purchase an item, look and see if you can find it second hand. Charity shops, vintage boutiques and car boot sales can be a gold mine if you keep an open mind and are not afraid to spend a bit of time treasure hunting.
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