The Most Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Methods


Every property owner knows the importance of spring cleaning. It is a great way to freshen up your office or home and get rid of those cobwebs that have been staring at you for some time. The problem is that most of the cleaning solutions we use have harsh chemicals that are toxic to us and the environment in general.

However, sustainable cleaning solutions are friendly to the environment but still effective. With these cleaning alternatives, you can wash and scrub around while keeping yourself and the environment safe. Below are some tips for cleaning your home in an environment-friendly manner.

Reuse and Recycle Old Items

Recycling existing household products will enable you to save money and resources on cleaning supplies while minimizing the amount of waste you generate. There are many ideas on recycling old items, just look around and be creative. For example, coffee grounds are known to be effective gritty cleaners. Old socks can be converted into cleaning gloves, while you may use old toothbrushes to scrub and clean small places.

Purify the Air

The air in your house or property usually gets stuffy after some time. While using an air freshener seems like a convenient solution, commercial products often contain many harmful chemicals. There are better options that are friendly to the environment and still freshen the air well.

Simply opening the windows and releasing the foul air out is the best way to freshen the air in your home or office. Other options are also available. Indoor plants do a great job of purifying the air in your room by removing contaminants. Such plants include garden mums, aloe vera, and peace lilies.

Don’t forget essential oils too! Essential oils are a fantastic air freshening option as they add a wonderful scent to the air in your room. Use diffuser sticks or spray them directly to freshen your space.

Use Household Products in Cleaning

Many people spend a lot of money on expensive commercial cleaning agents. They do not know that they already have natural solid cleaning agents in their storage. You should consider them as they are very pocket-friendly and just as effective.

White vinegar can be used to clean places like your kitchen counter, bathroom and remove scale deposits from your coffee maker. Be careful not to use it on wood, though.

Lemon juice has high acidity and can be used to remove grease. It also has antibacterial properties to sanitize your home surfaces.

Baking soda is a good cleaning agent for toilets, sinks, and countertops. When mixed with white vinegar, it makes an amazing drain cleaner.

Conventional cleaning solutions are full of harmful substances to both individuals and the environment. Non-toxic cleaning solutions are available without losing their cleaning effectiveness. Reusing old items also reduces waste generation. We should all practice environment-friendly cleaning methods.

If you hire a professional house or carpet cleaning service, be sure that their cleaning methods are 100% eco-friendly. 

Do you need a tumble dryer? Know their differences and bet on the most efficient

There are many electrical appliances that we have in the home and in each of them we must seek maximum efficiency. If you are thinking of buying a clothes dryer but don’t know which one to choose, don’t worry.
In our Savings Laboratory we explain the different types and models that you will find in the market and the consumption of each of them so that you can choose the one that best suits your needs and budget. Energy savings are in every daily detail.

Types of tumble dryers

Evacuation dryers

These dryers are the simplest and the first to hit the market.

They are very easy to use: they take air from the environment and heat it up by means of electrical resistances. When the air is already warm, it is moved to the place where the damp clothes are to be dried. In turn, the moisture from the clothes is transferred to the air and is finally expelled to the outside through a tube.


-They are cheaper
-You do not have to be aware of the perfect sealing of the dryer
-Works 100% with outside air


-It is the type of dryer that consumes the most
-It is the oldest model of dryer
-They need a lot of maintenance
-They need an air outlet

Condenser dryers

These dryers are more advanced than the previous ones and their operation is as follows: the air is heated in the same way as the evacuation ones, but after passing it through the drum where the clothes are, they dry when the moisture evaporates. At the same time and from the front, the dryer takes in cold and dry air from the outside that crosses with the hot and humid air from the drum, cooling itself, turning the humidity into water.


-Does not need an air vent
-Recycling the air and you don’t have to always heat it from scratch
-Energy consumption is lower than that of the evacuation dryer


-Needs to be emptied of water after each drying

Heat pump dryer

These dryers are the most efficient because they reuse heat using the energy needed to dry clothes. We explain how it works: the air circulates through the dryer with a fan and then passes through the heater. When the hot air comes out it goes into the drum where the moisture from the clothes evaporates and dries, that’s when the hot and humid air returns to the condenser, the air dries, returns to the heater and the cycle begins again.


-It is 3 times more efficient than the other two
-It is cheaper
-It is the type of dryer that produces less energy consumption
-They take better care of the most delicate fabrics when drying at lower temperatures


-Dry cycles last longer than previous ones
-Heat pumps do not heat as hot as resistors
How much do they consume from half to full load?
Evacuation (8kg): 4.8 kWh
Condensing (8kg): 4.2 kWh
Heat pump dryer (8kg): 2.2 kWh

After evaluating these options, surely you are already clear about what dryer you are going to buy for your home. From the Savings Laboratory we remind you that the most efficient way to dry your garments is outdoors. We wait for you next week with more tips in our Savings Laboratory. Don’t forget it and sign up for savings!