Traveling can be a tricky process for anyone who wants to live more sustainably. It can be difficult to practice environmentally conscious living while on the go; however, there are things that you can do to avoid sacrificing your sustainable living. Consider these tips that can help you plan to travel with less of a negative impact on the environment so that you can make your trip that much more enjoyable.
Lighting in Your Home
When you leave for vacation, there is typically quite a lot that you need to do to prepare. While you don’t want to waste energy, you also don’t want a completely dark home for long periods as this can signal to potential intruders that you aren’t present. A solar panel system that has lights on a timer can help you achieve a sustainable approach to safety. Leaving you feeling comforted by your greener choice and sense of protection while you are away.
Energy Use at Home
Lighting is not the only energy use that you need to be aware of while you are on vacation. Powering down and preparing your home for your absence is a key step. Close your curtains to avoid excess heating or cooling needs and set your thermostat to a higher or lower temperature than you normally do to conserve energy. When you set the temperature a few degrees closer to the outside temperature, you can avoid excess heating, cooling and energy use.
As you look to leave for your