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Eco-Tweaks For Your Holiday Home: Winter Special

  • 28th Feb 2015

Eco-Tweaks For Your Holiday Home: Winter Special

Today, there is so much focus on leading a green lifestyle, and the best part is that there are so many ways to do just that. From becoming avid recyclers to using strictly eco-products like Ecover’s range of environmentally friendly essentials, there is plenty to get stuck in with when in the community of green hearts.
If, however, you want to focus less on your property and more on transforming your holiday home into an eco-friendly hub, read on.
In this article, we will look at just a few eco-tweaks for your holiday home and how you can save money and the environment when it comes to energy. 
Draft Excluder Cushions
We all know how cold it can get during the winter and how tempting it is to crank up the heating when we spy a snowy setting just outside our doors. Before you do though, consider the cost; not just the cost of heating our homes, but the price the environment pays for us to do so.
Remember, electricity is usually generated using fossil fuels, which release harmful chemicals into the environment and increase the carbon footprint we leave behind.
Instead, consider investing in draft excluder cushions. Not only will these help to keep the cold out and the heat in, they are available in different styles too, so you can mix and match according to your décor. Who says saving the environment has to be strictly business! Click here to have a peek at our luxury range of caravan parks in Wales and the UK.
Energy-Efficient Bulbs
Following on from our brief discussion about the cost of energy and electricity above, one of the best ways to switch to eco-friendly practices is to use energy-efficient bulbs.
Now, whilst these bulbs may take a little longer to power up, they can deliver an adequate amount of lighting, as well as be equally fantastic for saving on bills.
This is especially important during the winter when we are faced with bleak, dark days and in need of a bit of brightening up. Affordable to purchase and run, these handy little bulbs are pretty much an all-rounder!
Portable Solar Panels
Whilst installing solar panels on the roof of your holiday home is a bit of a drastic change, simply using portable ones is a great way to save on electricity.
You can find these panels for just about anything, from phone chargers to outdoor lighting, making them ideal for those who are constantly on the go, as well as individuals who rely on a powered home away from home.
These are just three eco-tweaks for your holiday home as part of a winter special guide. The points covered in this blog post are all focused around saving on electricity and, of course, practices to help you save the planet.
Feel free though to implement your own eco-friendly practices in your holiday home and please share your ideas below! We would love to hear how our fellow caravanners lead a green, green lifestyle.

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