Household consumption habits that help solve climate change

Helping solve climate change can seem like a very big and unattainable task for a person. But every day we must make decisions that can better ourselves and the planet. A good way to start is by making smart decisions on the consumption habits we practice around our households.

How can your household consumption habits help solve climate change?

We can help solve climate change by making small changes to consumption habits we practice around our household. From small tasks or choices that we have control over to significant improvements that will benefit us in the long run.

Making changes to our household consumption habits can help solve climate change, because it can help reduce our carbon footprint and help preserve natural resources. It can also encourage younger members of the family to get involved, adopt sustainable behaviors and care for the planet. 

These changes can provide other benefits besides helping the environment, such as also lowering energy bills, reducing maintenance costs and thus, helping you save money. 

Examples of household contributions to help solve climate change:

The easiest way to start modifying consumption habits around your household is by changing the way you use the devices that you already own.

Some examples are:

  • Washing your clothes with cold water.
  • Using your dishwasher instead of washing every dish by hand.
  • If you don’t have a dishwasher, don’t keep the faucet on while washing your dishes.
  • Taking shorter showers.
  • Opening the windows.
  • Turning the water off when you go out of town.
  • Turning the lights off when you’re not using them.

You can also switch to devices or gadgets that will help your home become more energy efficient, thus helping reduce energy consumption:

  • Sign up for an electricity service that runs on green energy. 
  • Buy energy efficient radiators during winter, such as Haverland’s Designer Inerzia Dry Stone or the RCES.
  • Switch to sustainable cooling systems during summer, such as our IGLU 7 or IGLU 9.

Then, there are bigger changes we can make, such as incorporating design features that will help our households take advantage of natural climate sources, such as correct insulation, shading, or glazing.

At Haverland, we want to encourage you to start thinking about these small tasks that can be easily accomplished around your household to help solve climate change. By incorporating them into your routine you will eventually want to start modifying bigger tasks each time and you’ll get more involved in achieving a sustainable future. 

If you have any questions about our energy efficient devices, feel free to contact us


“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

– Dr Jane Goodall, Scientist & Activist.