How To Up The Sustainability Of Your SA Home

May 04, 2022

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In the past decade or so, an incredible amount of homeowners in South Africa have been searching for sustainable ways to make their homes more environmentally-friendly to reduce their energy costs and minimise their carbon footprints. In South Africa, having a completely self-reliant home definitely has a lot of benefits, but if you are new to this whole ‘sustainability’ thing, how do you know where to start?

From installing a PVC-coated metal fence to recycling, we discuss five sustainable changes you can make to your home.

Invest In Solar Panels

Solar panels are one of the bigger and more costly sustainable investments that you could make, but they are definitely well worth it. Considering South Africa is a very sunny country, it only makes sense to invest in solar panels as you’ll certainly get your money’s worth in energy savings over the years!

Get A Rainwater Tank

If you don’t have a rainwater tank, you are missing out on what nature wants to give you ‒ free water! A rainwater tank is actually quite an affordable investment that is relatively easy to hook up to certain parts of your home. For example, you could make it so that your rainwater tank directly feeds into your washing machine.

Purchase Second-Hand Furniture And Other Products

If you want your home to focus on sustainability, one of the easiest things you can do is start buying second-hand goods. There are many amazing second-hand furniture options that are incredibly beautiful and in good condition. 

Get Into Recycling 

If you have never recycled before, it could be quite the transition to make. You should begin by trying to reduce your overall household waste in general, as that will make separating your trash all the easier. Next, you can look into where you can take your recyclables to ensure that they will be disposed of correctly.

Choose A PVC-Coated Metal Fence

The fencing option that you choose should also focus on sustainability. A PVC-coated metal fence will be a sustainable, low-maintenance option that will last you for years and years to come. The materials used to make this type of fencing solution are also sustainable.

Interested in purchasing a PVC-coated metal fence? Here at Betafence, we offer affordable fencing systems that are easy to install and that have a focus on sustainability. It is quick and straightforward to order our systems online, but feel free to contact us if you have any questions.