Tips and Guides

5 Home Items to Replace with Energy-Efficient Alternatives

These small changes can make a big impact

Shares

The melting ice caps, rising of the sea level, and weird weather patterns—these are all signs that climate change is real. We may not feel the effects right now, but it can cause irreversible problems in the long run. Aside from planting trees and walking more, you can help save the environment by switching to energy-efficient appliances. Here are a few key items that you should replace as soon as possible: 

1. Fuel generators to solar panels

Instead of using fuel generators which emit harmful gases, try using a solar-powered generator that uses energy from the sun. Unlike its traditional counterpart, you don’t need to fill a solar generator with gasoline for it to provide electricity, so you get to save money and lessen your carbon footprint at the same time.

2. Fluorescent lights to LED bulbs

You can't lose from using LED bulbs at home—aside from being brighter, light emitting diodes use a smaller amount of watts per lumen compared to the standard compact fluorescent light. They are much more durable than traditional bulbs, too! 

3. Gas stove to induction cooktop

If you’re planning to replace your stove, consider investing in an induction cooktop. It is said that induction cooktops can help you use energy more efficiently than the latter and it can be seamlessly installed on your kitchen countertop for a sleek aesthetic. 

4. Analog to LED TV

For a better viewing experience, replace your analog unit with an LED TV. Like light bulbs, the home’s main entertainment unit also has an LED alternative which are more energy efficient and gentle on the eyes than their plasma counterparts.

READ: 6 Signs You Need To Replace Your TV Set

5. Decade-old unit to sustainable fridge

Refrigerators are made to last a long time and it's safe to say that we rarely have to buy a cooling unit. However, if it's more than ten years old, it maybe time to trade it in for a new one. Models made 10 years ago consume a lot of energy, while the latest models are made to save energy by at least 10% which sums up to huge savings. 

READ: 5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Refrigerator

More on Realliving.com.ph

Dos and Don’ts of Creating an Energy-Efficient Home

6 Ways to Stay Cool Yet Energy-Efficient at Home This Summer

3 Appliance Must-Haves for an Energy-Efficient Home

Shares

Latest Stories

How To Vacuum Your Home Properly

Here’s how to avoid all the usual vacuuming mistakes. Plus, learn about a revolutionary new material that will help you bust all that dirt at home.

5 Things To Never Clean With Baking Soda

This finely milled powder has its downsides, too

There's An Affordable Way To Keep Your Home Smelling Good 24/7

Say no to artificial fragrances with this three-step hack

A KonMari Reality Show Is Coming To Netflix

Will de-cluttering diva Marie Kondo's new show spark joy?

You Only Need P5,000 To Work On These Home Improvement Projects

The best part? These can increase the value of your space, too.

What's Inside The Vatican Walls?

Aside from having one of the largest collections of art in the world, the Vatican holds many other treasures

Meet The Architect Behind This Industrial-Pinoy Home

Inspired by the Bahay Kubo, this architect worked with industrial details and affordable building materials to create an inviting space

Is It Possible to Paint Over Tiles?

No one likes the sight of lackluster tiles. Know what to do with these tips from an interior designer.

A Sneak Peek at the New Clark City

A Singaporean consulting firm has been tapped for the development project

You Can Use Wallpaper On The Ceiling, Too

Talk about having a one-of-a-kind accent in your space

Rockwell's Glasshouse Is The Chicest Restaurant Out There

Fashion retailer Harlan + Holden's response to the global trend of lifestyle dining is this airy and beautiful restaurant

6 Ways Wallpaper Can Enhance A Very Small Room

Wallpaper isn't just for huge, sprawling homes—the colors and patterns of this wall finish can visually enlarge a tiny space
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!