At Healthy Home 365, we are fueled by a love for our environment and are committed to helping homeowners make their homes more eco-friendly. Whether it’s through our attic fans, thermal insulating paints, or cooling system additives, we work hard to help you make your Richardson home green and friendlier to our planet. Living in an eco-friendly home doesn’t have to end with heating and cooling, though. In part one of this blog series, we will lay out a few helpful tips to help make your family more eco-friendly and environmentally conscious. Contact us today for all your eco-friendly energy saving needs!

Love Your Planet

The first thing that you can do to make your children and family more eco-friendly is to establish a respect for the outdoors. This is not always an easy task, but the earlier you get started on this, the easier it will be in the long run. Take your kids for walks in the park, on the beach, or in wooded areas. Explain to them that although you may live in a home that’s filled with modern technology and conveniences, that this is how our planet was from the beginning. Helping them understand that we are incredibly fortunate to live on this gorgeous planet will allow them to develop an appreciation and reverence for the outdoors; something that is integral to the other steps in this blog.

Bike Riding Is Both Fun and Eco Friendly

Riding a bike as a child is one of the most memorable and liberating experiences of our youth. Bicycles are our first vehicle and our first taste of being able to move from one place to another at a pace faster than walking. The initial experience of watching your child learn how to ride a bike will be an amazing and emotional one, but there’s no reason why that love for riding a bike can’t continue into adolescence and adulthood. Go on bike rides together with your kids. Not only will it be quality time spent with your family, it will also allow them to see the outdoors and further develop their appreciation for it. Once they are old enough to understand, explain to them the importance of transportation that is more friendly to our environment. Presenting this information to them at a young age will help them see that the decisions they make can actually make an impact on the planet overall. By the time your child enters college, they could very well be an avid bike rider who prefers it over other modes of transportation.

Turn off the Tap When Brushing

Every morning, you and your children get up and brush your teeth. One of the most common forms of water waste comes from people letting the faucet run as they brush their teeth every day. The average person uses roughly five gallons of water if they leave the faucet running while brushing their teeth every day. That adds up to 1,825 gallons per person every year! Needless to say, this is something that, while staggeringly wasteful, is incredibly easy to remedy. When teaching your child how to properly brush their teeth, make it a point to mention turning off the faucet while brushing. Establishing it as a step in the process will make it second nature, and explaining why you do it will help them remember not only to do it, but why they are doing it. This is something that won’t end at home, either If you’re lucky, they may take this eco-friendly practice with them to friends’ homes as well.

Those are just a few examples of how you can raise environmentally conscious children. We will continue this in part two of our blog series, but until then, for all of your Richardson energy efficient home solution needs, contact Healthy Home 365 today!