If you’re concerned about the well-being of the environment, but you’ve found yourself slacking a bit on the recycling, carpooling, and bringing those reusable bags to the grocery store, don’t fret. Daily life gets hectic, and even the most well-intentioned of us can slip out of healthy habits into an “anything goes” way of getting by.

  

As the seasons change from summer to fall, now is a great time to make a few changes of your own. Recommit to eco-friendliness with help from NuvoH2O, a leading source of innovative hard water solutions without salt

Here are just a few ways you can go green in your home as the leaves turn red, orange, gold, and brown outside.

Replace Chemical Cleaners with Home Remedies

You don’t need to hit the supermarket and pay extra for special eco-friendly cleaning solutions made without toxic chemicals. You most likely have plenty of solutions to daily cleaning challenges in your cabinets right now. Hydrogen peroxide can be mixed with lemon juice as an alternative to bleach. Vinegar and water are great for washing windows. Try baking soda as a degreaser. You’ll be amazed how simple it is to eliminate those old unhealthy chemical-laden cleaners from your life. 

Have Your HVAC System Serviced

An energy-efficient home starts with a well-maintained heating system. If yours hasn’t been inspected and serviced in over a year and you’re ready to crank it up again for the fall and winter months, start by calling a local HVAC professional to come give the system a tune-up and make sure it’s running at maximum efficiency.

Speaking of Energy Consumption... 

The fall season might not be conducive to hanging clothes outside to dry, but the use of drying racks in a laundry room or other out-of-the-way area can help reduce your reliance on that energy-sucking dryer — and, as an added bonus, it’ll keep your clothes from shrinking. Additionally, try to avoid washing clothing items like jeans every time you wear them and only when they’re really dirty.

Check Out the Trash 

You already know you can recycle plastic and glass, and that you can bring canvas bags when you go shopping. But what else are you constantly throwing away that might be wasteful? Is there anything else you use in your daily life that you can reuse, or any way to eliminate single-use items from your repertoire?

Try Composting

If you’re a gardener, you probably already know how wonderful compost can be for your vegetation. Not only can you create a compost pile from old leaves and grass clippings, but you can add old food scraps from fruit, veggies, and even coffee grounds and tea bags to create a great alternative to chemical fertilizer for restoring nutrients to the soil organically. 


Install a Salt-Free Water Conditioning System 

Did you know; Traditional water softeners use salt to strip “hard” water of calcium, magnesium, and other minerals, producing wastewater filled with salt brine in the process, and over time that wastewater deposits a large quantity of sodium chloride into local waterways? Multiply that by all the houses using salt-based water softeners, and all that sodium-filled wastewater can completely change an ecosystem.

At NuvoH2O, our cartridge-type water softeners use citric acid, rather than salt, to condition hard water. Our unique method allows water to flow smoothly through pipes without leaving scale buildup while also retaining the healthy minerals in the water. You get all the benefits of soft water — better hydration for hair and skin, no scale clogging pipes, or hindering appliances — without salt byproducts flooding the waterways.

To find out more about how you can improve the energy efficiency and eco-friendliness of your home this fall with a salt-free water conditioning system, contact NuvoH2O today!