Living sustainably and finding ways to reduce your carbon footprint isn’t just a fad, it is a necessity. And while this global change may feel insurmountable, you may be surprised at how starting small within your home can impact the planet. Even the simplest of tweaks can make a huge difference down the line.
Keep in mind, the journey to reduce your carbon footprint is not a sprint – it is a long distance trot! Living in beautiful Osage Beach is a blessing but keeping it beautiful starts with you! Here are a few simple things you can do to start living sustainably!
How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint in Osage Beach
- Wash Your Clothes in Cold Water.
Warm water takes a lot of energy – up to 90%. Washing your clothes in cold water can reduce energy usage!
- Keep Up on Your HVAC Mantenance.
Changing the filters every three months helps to cut down excessive energy usage by the HVAC systems. In fact, using energy star appliances can also help you reduce excessive energy usage.
- Use LED Lightbulbs Instead of Regular Lightbulbs.
LED lightbulbs can save up to 85% more energy while lasting longer.
Instead of ditching that old furniture, refurbish it! You can easily have them repainted or reupholstered which makes them as good as new while keeping them out of the landfill!
- Watch Your Water Usage.
Be sure to check for leaks in your home or plumbing and be conscious of your water usage. Install a water-saving showerhead in the bathroom and install water efficient toilets which allow you to choose half or full flush can go a long way in your journey to reduce your carbon footprint.
- Watch Your Energy Consumption.
Simple things like turning off lights when you exit a room, or electronics can help you in living sustainably.
- Use Solar Panels.
Not only do solar panels help you save on energy, but it can cut your energy bill down while paying for itself over a few short years.
- Weatherproof Windows.
Heat and air can leak out of non-energy-efficient windows. Be sure to caulk them or trade them out for energy star windows instead.
- Use Environmentally Friendly Cleaners.
One of the biggest causes of pollution in our water systems is cleaners which are flushed down our drains. Be sure to ask us about our environmental cleaners which not only last months, but they don’t hurt the environment!
- Cut Down on Plastic Use.
Instead of using plastic bags for things like lunches and leftovers, consider using other non-plastic containers instead. We’ve found plastic in the Mariana trench – the deepest trench in the ocean!
In summary, there are many ways to reduce your carbon footprint in order to keep Osage Beach beautiful and starting small is key! We already need to watch the contaminants in our tap water – let’s not add to it by being wasteful!
About Aquasani – Water Purification Company in Osage Beach
Aquasani is an authorized dealer for Rainsoft, WaterLogic, & JavaSmart. Based in Springfield, Mo., Aquasani services areas in the Ozarks including Jefferson City, Springfield, Mo., Ozark, Nixa, Rogersville, Republic, Joplin, Branson and even Harrison, Arkansas, and Bentonville. In essence, we service Mid-Missouri, Southwest Missouri, and Northwest Arkansas, and have been servicing these areas since 2004. We provide home water softener systems, drinking water filtration systems, whole house air cleaner systems, problem-solving water filtration systems for homes and offices, and we also offer a coffee service to businesses in these above-mentioned areas as well.
Aside from our purification systems, we also sell all-natural cleaning products and household items which are environmentally friendly and low-cost.
The coffee service business is simple: an office purchases coffee from us, and we provide the coffee maker/dispenser (including Keurig coffee makers), deliver the coffee to the office as often as needed, and we even clean the coffee makers monthly.
We specialize in water filtration and purification for both commercial businesses and residential homes. If that isn’t enough, we provide free trials for our coffee and water cooler services. If you would like a free estimate, schedule an appointment with us by calling (573) 692-4009 or fill out the form below and one of our Aquasani teammates will sort you out!