Finding environmentally friendly solutions for your household isn’t always easy; there are many different options to consider and you’ll need to assess which are best suited to you and your home.

One of the main ways to help reduce your household’s impact on the environment is by using a DAB water pump to improve your water pressure. Not only will this improve the efficiency of your water system, it is also an energy efficient way of doing this, therefore reducing the impact on the environment.

Low water pressure can be as a result of a build up of sediment in your pipes but it is also possible that you have a leak in a pipe which can mean you’re wasting water. If you feel your water pressure has dropped, there is a simple way to check; place a 1 litre measuring jug under your shower and time how long it takes to fill. If filling the jug takes longer than six seconds, then your water pressure would be described as being too low.

When it comes to making your home more environmentally friendly, start with prioritising a few key improvements:

Fix Small Leaks

A running toilet or a leaking tap may appear to be small inconveniences at first but they can rapidly turn into much bigger problems if left unsolved, resulting in high water bills, additional stress on your plumbing system and they are a huge waste of water. It’s important to ask a professional’s advice to get to the bottom of these issues as soon as possible.

Use Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

When cleaning your bathroom and kitchen it’s a good idea to use eco-friendly cleaning products; they will do the job just as well, are much better for the environment, without entering our seas and systems via our drains and are better for our health than regular cleaning products on the market.

Invest in Eco-Friendly Technology

We all know to turn things off if we’re not using them, however, we can go a step further by making sure as many of our items as possible are energy efficient. This will mean you’ll use less energy when the product is in use which will reduce your energy output as well as saving you money.

Switch to Renewables

To really enhance the difference you’ll be making with your eco-friendly technology, try changing your energy supplier to one that is 100% renewable. It’s a simple eco-friendly step and will mean that, effectively, any electricity you use on your 100% renewable tariff is zero carbon.

There are many ways for making your home more environmentally friendly and there’s so much advice available online about the sorts of changes you can start to implement to make a positive impact on the environment.

Rachel Sterry