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There are many reasons why you should embrace the idea of sustainability in your home., Not only are you helping the planet and the country reduce carbon emissions, but you are trying to help ensure that the future is brighter for your children, and you can save money in the process. Sustainability is a very important topic in society today, and Governments are trying to reduce the county’s reliance on things like fossil fuels. As this happens, the country may struggle to generate enough energy during the transition.


That means if you can find ways to help relieve the pressure, you should. 



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Solar Panels

If there is not enough energy being produced in the country, then there may be scheduled blackouts or brownouts. If you have a child with autism, then when this happens, it may cause a lot of issues. However, you may be able to prevent this in your home by having solar panels installed.

If you own your own home, then you can easily produce your own electricity, which will not only protect the people in the home but will prevent your fridge and freezer from defrosting, etc. Solar panels also mean that you will be able to make huge savings in your energy bill, and you may even be able to sell some electricity back to the grid if you are generating enough electricity that you have a surplus.  Another thing to consider is to get a solar generator. You may be wondering what is a solar generator? Well, they allow you to capture and store solar energy, so if you want to use energy off the grid, this is a great way to do that.


Regular Servicing

It is important that you schedule in regular maintenance appointments for your heating and cooling systems. If something is wrong with anything, it is far better to find this out on a service rather than waiting for something to go wrong. Not only is this inconvenient, but it may mean you are sitting in the cold.

A heating repair, for example, is far better servicing to be completed in the summer when you do not need the heating. So, ensure you book in an annual service. This will also have the effect of helping you keep your energy consumption down because the furnace and a/c unit will be running to their optimum.


Grow Vegetables

This can be a fun one for all the family. Even if you don’t have much of a garden, you can get a vertical garden that you can use to plant vegetables. By doing this, you will not need to buy as much food from the grocery store, and you can save money and teach your children something in the process. 


Reduce Your Chemical Use

We all use chemicals. Generally speaking, they are in cleaning producers, which some of us use with impunity. However, anything that is a harsh chemical will have some effect on the environment down the line. Whether it is in the air where you spray and breathe it in, or if it’s washed down the sink, bath, or toilet with or wastewater.

At some point, the chemicals you use are going to negatively affect the ecosystem. So, to prevent this, when you buy cleaning products, always look for eco-friendly ones. Luckily there is an abundance of products available at supermarkets and specialist eco stores.  


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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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