Thermeco Loves How To Create A Healthy Home
19th May 2020
Here at Thermeco we are passionate about creating Windows For Meaningful Living. Meaningful meaning a greater purpose than just selling and producing windows and doors. Giving more to our people including our customers, our staff, our environment and our industry. More quality, more durability, more sustainability, more knowledge, more thermal performance, more testing, more environmental awareness which naturally creates less waste, less harm, less stress, less maintenance and less panic.
Now more than ever the importance of creating a sustainable lifestyle is crucial to living a well balanced life.
Our homes are our shelter, our space and our sanctuary.
There are endless ways to build a sustainable home but for now, here are just some ideas on how to create a healthier home:
It's not just about the layout. The materials you choose are also important. The industry is moving forward with using new materials and ways of construction promoting energy efficiency and the longevity of the home. Durable, lightweight and prefabricated products are some of the choices to name a few. Using locally available materials is appropriate to reduce the degradation of the environment during transportation.
Thermally Broken and Multi-Glazed Windows & Doors
Thermally Broken and double or even triple glazed windows and doors are a major contribution to creating a sustainable and eco-friendly home. Thermal Break is an effective barrier between the inside and outside window profile creating an insulated barrier within the window frame. It plays a huge role in reducing transfer of heat and cold over typical non-thermal profiles. Thermal Break combined with double glazing is the ultimate window and door solution which contributes to saving money, energy and supporting the wider environment. (Learn more about Thermal Break HERE.)
Compost Kitchen Waste
Compost for kitchen waste will help to reduce the amount of household waste in landfills and reducing the costs associated with the collection of wastes.
From July 2020, Monash council (in Victoria, Australia) households will be able to recycle food scraps in their green waste bin; this is the same bin used for grass clippings and garden prunings.
The current green waste collection will be changed to a “food and green waste collection” allowing you to put food scraps in your green waste bin. Things like fruits and vegetables, meat, fish and bones, coffee grounds, eggs and dairy, bread, rice, pasta and paper towels will be accepted. (Learn more HERE.)
Be sure to check in with your local council for updates regarding this in your area.
Using Native Plants Inside and Outside of The Home
It will make the house look beautiful and attractive as well as creating a calm environment for sustainability. Plants also act as natural air purifiers so the more the merrier! A smart idea is to consider drought tolerated plants that survive with minimal water and can even survive during drought, thus making them beautiful throughout the whole year.
(Browse Australian Drought Tolerated plants HERE.)
We hope this has sparked some inspiration to start making minor changes throughout your humble abode and on the way to a healthier home.