Circular DIY and Habits
Easy “Do It Yourself” ideas to do in your home reusing materials. Let’s make your home more circular!
WATER SAVING TOILET
Materials: A sheet of opaque perspex, larger than the top of your cisternA garden tapHose clamps (2)Braided house connecter to fit the water outlet...
Materials: Ø 20 mm PVC pipe (25 m long), 90mm PVC elbow connectors (4 units) 20mm PVC T-connectors (20 units)glue for PVC 250 gr (1...
Materials: cardboarddouble-sided tapewheat flourwhite wine vinegarcardboard and recycled paper from magazines, newspapers, etc. Instructions: The...
SOLAR WATER HEATER
Materials: electric hot water heaterblack paint Instructions: In just three simple steps, you can have a new water heater on your...
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DRINK TAP WATER
If your tap water is drinkable, you should try drinking it. It is healthier and does not produce waste. If not possible, better use bottled water in glass containers (and far better if they are made from recycled material), or just buy the water from a company that delivers bottled water supplies to your home.
HOW TO KEEP THE HOUSE WARM
Drawing the curtains or pulling down the blinds at night, during the cold months can help to keep the house warm for longer, and reduces heating...
In the summer months, overheating can occur since direct sunlight enters through the windows. It is important to avoid the latter, by using sunscreens such as overhangs, slats, awnings, deciduous vegetation or even curtains or blinds if we have no other option available. It is also advisable to ventilate the house taking advantage of the coolest times of day (early morning and night).
REGULATE THE TEMPERATURE
It is important an adequate regulation of temperature in highly hot and cold months. It is advisable to keep home between 22°C and 25°C in summer and between 19°C and 21°C in winter during the day and between 15°C and 17°C at night. As humidity increases in summer, it may be necessary to reduce temperature to maintain the same wind chill. It is recommended to keep temperature at 25°C or even higher in the summer months. A difference of more than 7° C compared with outside temperature may be unhealthy, and any extra degree of temperature increases energy consumption over 8%. In winter, turn down the temperature level when you are at home. You can exercise at an adequate temperature to reduce the risks of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and also to lose weight. Wear warm clothes and try to have hot drinks from time to time.
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