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Ways to Make Your Home Eco-Friendly

Posted on April 23, 2019 by Kirsten Hamling.

The current state of the planet has raised environmental awareness by leaps and bounds. If sustainable living important to you, a great place to start is with your home. Here are some ways to make or remodel your home to a more eco-friendly place to live in.

Water Conservation is Key

We’ve long been told to save water, but now is the time to take this seriously. Taking shorter showers is a start, but it takes a lifestyle change to run a genuinely eco-friendly household.

Don’t run the tap when you’re brushing your teeth. Switch to a low-flow showerhead. Fix leaks immediately or as soon as possible. These are simple steps, but they’re something we tend to overlook all the time. Being more mindful of your water usage can go a long way.

Time to Flex Your Green Thumb

Many homeowners use house plants to add life to their living areas, but touches of flora indoors do more than just that. Plants improve the air quality inside your home. Moreover, they contribute to energy conservation by helping keep indoor spaces cool especially during hot and humid weather.

Switch to LED

Did you know that LED lightbulbs are 80% more energy efficient than regular ones? And what’s even more amazing is that they tend to last for almost a decade! They’re light on the pocket and the environment too.

Recycle and Upcycle

The environment will significantly benefit from reduced waste in the landfills. Recycling and upcycling are arguably the easiest way to cut overall waste. Recycle whenever you can and reuse whenever possible.

Also, make a habit of purchasing recycled products – tissues, paper napkin, etc. – if you can.

Manage Heat Loss Better

Proper insulation does wonders to instantly improve your home’s energy efficiency. Roof, walls, and flooring account for a substantial amount of heat loss. Making sure they’re well-insulated will drastically reduce your energy bills.

Other common culprits are doors and windows. Consider fitting excluders around your doors and investing in energy-efficient window designs to maximize insulation inside your home.

Seek the Help of a Sustainability Consultant

There are many ways to reduce your home’s carbon footprint. If you want to explore your options better, talk to a sustainability consultant near you. There are also local builders and construction companies that specialize in sustainable buildings and making eco-friendly adjustments to residential properties.

There is no mad science that can change the state of our planet in a snap. But in our own little ways, we can make this world a better and safer place for the generations to come. If you have questions about purchasing a new home or how to use your equity to improve your current home, contact us today at 303-779-0591.

 

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