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Save Money and Energy with the Help of Plastic

Are you searching for new ways to make your home energy efficient and environment friendly? If yes, then you have come to the right place. We have broken down the blog into two parts. The first part of the blog will describe some practical measures to make your home energy efficient whereas the second part of the blog will tell you about specific plastic products you could use to reduce your energy bills.

Before we delve any further, let us have a look at why it is important to make your homes energy efficient. Plastic will help you with energy efficiency along with the added benefit of saving some money. Furthermore, energy efficient homes will not only be lighter on your wallet but it will also benefit our environment. How you might ask?

Let’s have a look at how plastics help in this.

1. Block out the Sun
You can save on your energy bills using shutters, shades, and blinders. They work as an insulation shield and prevent cold winds or uncontrollable heat from entering your home. This will help you cut down on air conditioning or heater bills. In addition, they are inexpensive compared to other window treatments, so they won’t cost a fortune to buy or install.
2. Check for Air Leaks
You can Air leaks can easily spoil your electronic equipment and objects as they contain moisture. They enter your home through small-unchecked cracks and openings. During winter, too much air can enter your home and during summer, too little. This may result in poor indoor air quality. Using plastic foam insulation is a great way to regulate your home’s temperature without running up your electricity bill. You can also use plastic foam panels and plastic foam wraps to significantly reduce air leaks.
3. Use Plastic Furniture
If you have a tight budget, opt for plastic furniture. They are stylish, lightweight and extremely pocket-friendly when compared to wood furniture. Usage of plastic can also reduce cutting of trees and thereby deforestation. This goes a long way toward protecting our ecosystem. Another major benefit of using plastic furniture is that they don’t catch rust over time. Think about how much money you can save in the long run.
4. Opt for Modern Plastic Piping
If you’re building a new home or upgrading it, consider using a heating/cooling system that uses cross-linked polyethylene piping. It is flexible, durable, lighter and highly corrosion resistant than other materials. It also allows you to have multiple feed lines throughout your house, enabling water to arrive faster through your sink or shower. This can significantly save water at home. You can insulate your already existing water pipes with polyethylene piping and can expect a 25% energy reduction at home.
These are some effective ways of how plastic can help cut down on energy at your home. In the next blog we will be talking about five different kinds of plastic products you can use to reduce your energy bills and save some money in the process.
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