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Save the planet: 6 easy and cost-effective ways to make your house eco-friendly

Solar panels and temperature-regulating walls aren't the only ways to make your house more eco-friendly. Save the planet without burning a hole in your pocket. We tell you how!

health and fitness Updated: Oct 03, 2014 15:48 IST
Conserve-energy-Photo-Shutterstock
Conserve-energy-Photo-Shutterstock

Solar panels and temperature-regulating walls aren't the only ways to make your house more eco-friendly. Save the planet without burning a hole in your pocket.

Good To Be Home magazine shares ways to conserve energy, reports huffingtonpost.com:

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* Clean with vinegar: It's a natural way to kill bacteria and germs.

* Use a microwave: Less energy is used by a microwave oven than a conventional one.

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* Low energy appliances: Energy star qualified appliances use 10-50% less energy than standard models.

* Eco scents: Instead of chemicals and synthetic fragrances, opt for 100% essential oils and non-aerosol scents.

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* Turn off tap: When brushing your teeth, don't forget to turn off the tap.

* Get a spider plant: Place in the bathroom to purify air.