Boca Raton Green Homes | Tips For An Eco Friendly Boca Home
In Boca Raton, we love green! It’s the year-round color many of us move here for, so why shouldn’t your home share the same shade? Not as in a new coat of paint, we can’t help you with swatches, but by making your Boca Raton home friendlier to the environment! Here are 4 tips for a green Boca home!
1. Watering Your Lawn at Night
We’ll admit, we Boca Raton homeowners can be a little vain when it comes to our lawns. Who doesn’t relish a verdant welcome whenever we return home? But with temperatures in the 80s and 90s for most of the year, your little plot of paradise will need plenty of TLC from you and the skies above. Even with our summer rains, which are almost a daily occurrence in our Boca Raton neighborhoods, our lawns can become dry and parched later in the year under the Florida sun. Take our advice and water well dark sunset. With no sun in the sky, you won’t have to contend with evaporation on both the grass and in your wallet when you get your water bill. Your lawn will thank you for it!
2. Research Solar Energy Solution
We've had water heaters powered by solar energy here in Florida for decades, but as the manufacturing process for advanced solar panels becomes cheaper and cheaper, so has the viability of using them as a source of power for your home. With over 300 days a year of sunny skies, a one-time investment in rooftop solar panels can potentially help you save thousands of dollars over the course of living in your Boca Raton home.
3. Install Low-Flow Toilets
We’ll be the first to admit that we did not take much notice as to how much water was in a flush, back in the day. As long as the toilet made whatever disappear – out of sight, out of mind. Maybe you took solace in hearing the siphon of air being pulled down the drain along three to seven gallons of…wait, what?! Yes, depending on the toilet in question, each flush can use up to a week’s worth of water that an average person would need to survive (at 1 gallon per day). Save your money, save the earth, and save the strain on Boca Raton’s water-treatment plant with a low-flow toilet that can use as little as 1.6 gallons for the push of the flusher.
4. Use Greener Cleaners
Sometimes when we encounter a mess, our first instinct is to break out the heavy artillery… Pine-Sol, bleach, and Lysol wipes (careful what you mix)! However, prolonged exposure to their fumes and lack of proper personal protection can take a toll on one’s overall health, not to mention the use of industrial chemicals that can be toxic to Boca Raton’s environment. We recommend investigating brands such as Meyers Natural Cleaning Products, or even looking up articles on the usefulness of vinegar, to clean and sterilize surfaces.
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