DAY TWELVE 12 Tip Checklist for French Properties to Reduce Negative Climate Change

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12 Tip Checklist for French Properties to Reduce Negative Climate Change

At ESREA France we work to help people find their dream home in France with the assistance of our growing network of English speaking real estate professionals.

In line with the United Nations Conference on Climate Change taking place we offer 12 daily doses of actions steps we can all take to reduce negative climate change. This is the final day and we decided to offer a checklist with new ideas to help you continue to make a positive impact on the French climate.

Please consider taking these actions step and share the ideas with friends.

Today is day twelve

Easy Action Step Number Twelve

12 Tip Checklist for French Properties to Reduce Negative Climate Change

Install water aerators on each water faucet to reduce water usage. They are inexpensive. Prices for aerator and details on Amazon France and prices of aerator and details on Amazon Com and here is an option on option on Amazon UK

Install a solar panel and connect to hot water tank to reduce energy cost of heating water

Scheduling to wash clothing when machine is full and when possible chosing time when electricity is less expensive called ‘Heures Creuses’ as against ‘Heures Plein’. Contact your electricity supplier to see if this electricity option is available in your area.

Wind dry clothing and brush clean patios and outdoor tiles when it is raining.

Plan to reuse kitchen sinks and faucets during a renovation. When possible refinish cabinets and appliances instead of replacing.

Make sure you have modern energy efficient appliances

Block the exit of warm air from your French home using this type of dog

The temporary ‘Door Dog : ) ‘ is inexpensive. Prices for Boudin or “Chien”de porte details on Amazon Fr and here are details on Amazon UK We even found an example on Amazon Com here

Install a Nest learning thermostat

Nest Learning Thermostat Troisième Génération Amazon France

Nest Learning Thermostat, 3rd Generation Amazon UK

Nest Learning Thermostat, 3rd Generation Amazon Com

Choose a clean energy electricity supplier

Use natural waste wood insulation materials under flooring.

Have an energy efficiency audit done on home for free via GDF Suez Home Performance program and make any necessary upgrades.

Please do share the link to this checklist plus the links to tips one to eleven, together we always make a difference.

David and The ESREA France Team.