Green Summer: Saving the World One Portable AC at a Time
What is a Green Lifestyle?
A green lifestyle is an ethical commitment to conservation - or even just a greater awareness of what you're consuming and what impact you have on your environment.
Over the last few years, a lot of companies have started catering to the green market, making it easier for consumers to be eco-friendly. But there's always "one more thing" you can do, one more green-living tip that will make a difference for the environment.
This summer, choose to make a change for the environment. Just changing one habit can have a huge effect - here's a few ideas to get you started!
Fueling your BBQ
Nothing says summer like a BBQ. It's good to know you don't have to sacrifice your time honored summer tradition just to stay in step with Mother Earth.
If you're going to BBQ, make sure you use propane rather than wood or charcoal, since propane burns much cleaner. Briquettes or charcoal create about 105 times more carbon monoxide than a propane grill - not to mention that those fumes are not only entering into the atmosphere, but directly into your food and lungs.
Go one step further and try a using solar energy to cook your food! Search online for manufacturers who offer solar cookers for sale, or for DIY guides for making your own at home. From flat top grills to sun-powered ovens, solar cookers completely take away any lingering guilt you may have for flaring up the BBQ grill.
One of the biggest barriers to a green summer is your central air conditioner. Every time you switch on central air, you pump harmful gases into the environment that contribute to the global warming crisis. The more gases that go into the atmosphere, the more we turn out planet into a mini-bake over - creating a destructive cycle that makes us run to our AC all over again.
A smart green alternative is a portable AC unit.Portable air conditioners are mobile cooling units, and unlike their bulky and expensive counterparts, portable ACs do not require specialized installation. Portable, or mobile ACs, are cost-effective, energy efficient, environmentally-friendly, and easy to use.
Portable ACs are just one option for your summer cooling needs. For an even greater green impact, choose a swamp cooler for your home. Swamp coolers, also commonly referred to as evaporative coolers, lower the temperature without any chemical coolants or refrigerants, and use only a quarter of the energy that ACs use.
Don't be a Water Waster
Water is one of the biggest wasted resources during the summer, starting with the garden. People think because it's hotter they need to water their lawns that much more. What's worse, people will water their lawn in the middle of the day - big mistake!
Not only are you wasting water this way since it evaporates faster (driving the need to re-water), but you're actually killing your plants. Water droplets act like a magnifying mirror attracting even more light/heat to your already fragile plants.
What should you do? Wait till late evening or even early night, and water as you would during any other reason.
There are a ton of small things you can do that will make a big difference, promoting not only a healthy lifestyle, but a healthy environment. Share these ideas with your friends and family and get the ball rolling on your green summer!
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