Did you know that with some simple tips we can make our home more in harmony with nature and is a place that brings us relaxation,serenity and well-being?
In this article we explain the steps you can follow: good ventilation, natural lighting, plants that clean the air, appropriate colors for walls, a garden on the balcony and some tips to avoid electromagnetic radiation in the home.
For our home to be healthy we must ventilate it daily, on the one hand to renew the air and on the other, because mites develop more easily in humid and warm environments such as sheets, duvets, sofas, curtains, stuffed animals, mattresses or cushions, carpets, etc.
In addition to opening the windows every morning, we can also install some ceiling fans.
Lighting is fundamental in any home, because besides allowing us to save electricity when it is natural, it also contributes to regulating our nervous system.
If our house does not have too much natural lighting we will opt for LED bulbs or broad spectrum, which are the healthiest for our eyes and for our health in general.
To give warmth to a dark corner of the home we can also place a Himalayan salt lamp, which gives a soft and relaxing orange light.
Finally, let’s not forget the candles, which besides being an ecological option will also help us to create romantic spaces.
Plants that purify the air
A healthy home should have indoor plants, and if we know how to choose them, they will help us to purify and renew the air, an especially important question if we live in the city or far from nature.
We especially recommend the following:
- Chrysalidocarpus lutescens (Areca, Palm tree bamboo)
- Sanseviera trifasciata (Sanseviera, Tiger tail, mother-in-law’s tongue, tiger tongue, St. George’s sword)
- Epipremnum aureum (Poto, Potus, Ecindapso)
These plants have the incredible property of cleaning the air of the toxic substancesreleased by paints, furniture, varnishes, etc.
The colour of the walls
Did you know that colors have health properties? But it is important to know what colour to put in each room, as each one has specific effects. Both for walls and decoration.
- White: Neutral colour that transmits purity and luminosity.
- Yellow: A very cleansing and balancing colour. It also has antidepressant effects.
- Orange: Promotes creativity, extroversion and optimism. It is a very energetic and aphrodisiac colour.
- Red: The most stimulating and energetic color, but if we exceed ourselves it can also increase aggressiveness and irritation.
- Blue: Unlike red, blue is a relaxing and refreshing color, very suitable for rooms that are too hot.
- Green: The color of nature is the most balanced, gives us harmony. It helps us to fight stress and fatigue.
- Turquoise: This combination of blue and green brings family serenity.
- Violet: It is the most spiritual color, which increases intuition. It also has relaxing effects, thanks to its blue content.
An orchard on the balcony
More and more people are deciding to install a small urban garden on the balcony of their flat. There are special wooden tables on the market to create your own garden, and although they are small they will allow you to grow some vegetables and also provide a more ecological image to your home.
Thereis also the possibility of making a vertical garden on the wall of the balcony.
Rest without WiFi
To ensure that your home is healthy 24 hours a day and sustainable at the same time, we recommend unplugging the electronics and wifi every night. In this way we will save and avoid electromagnetic radiation, which progressively worsens our state of health, causing us problems such as:
- Anxiety and stress
- Dryness of the skin
- Eye problems
- Concentration problems, dizziness, disorientation
- Sterility and problems during pregnancy
- Autoimmune diseases
To take advantage of the land of one’s own land
While the earth is the place to build an ecological and self-sufficient house, the reality is that underground, our planet stores an enormous amount of energy in the form of heat.
In fact, just a couple of meters below the surface, the temperature remains stable at around 20 degrees.
This was well known to the inhabitants of warm areas such as Tunisia or Turkey where they traditionally built buried houses that protected from heat in summer and cold in winter.
Well,how do we use the earth’s underground energy today?
Geothermal energy is a renewable energy that is obtained by taking advantage of the heat inside the earth.
This type of energy is obtained thanks to what is called the thermal gradient, i.e. the difference in temperature that exists between the interior of the earth and its surface. Every 100 metres there is a difference of between 2 and 4ºC and at a depth of 15 metres we reach a stable temperature throughout the year.
The best strategy, however, will be to take advantage of geothermal energy at low temperature for heating, so that we can bury the pipes at shallow depths to reduce costs.
Underfloor heating is surely the best type of heating we could install if we used geothermal energy. This is because geothermal energy allows us to heat or cool the water to a temperature more comfortable to the outside.
Heating the ventilation air
Just as we use the earth to heat water, we can also use it to heat the air.
The system that allows it is the Canadian wells, some pipes that circulate by the subsoil to temper the air that we must necessarily obtain of the outside to ventilate our house.
These wells, like geothermal energy, will be installed when it is worth it. If a deep foundation or retaining walls are required, we can use the excavation to pass the pipes.