If you are in the market to remodel your home, take advantage of the opportunity to add some eco-friendly elements to your house’s structure and functionality! This is a great way to contribute to sustainable living as well as decrease harm to the world around you. Here are a few ways you can “go green” during your home remodel.
As simple as it seems, your windows can actually have a big impact on the amount of energy your home uses! First of all, old windows can become warped and ill-fitting to your window outlet, which may cause air leakage requiring extra energy to regulate temperatures inside your home. If repairs for these kinds of leaks aren’t necessary, Greener Ideal still recommends replacing your current windows with energy efficient ones that are specially, chemically created to seal out natural elements, and insulate your window area. Finally, adding curtains or drapes will help prevent the internal temperature of your home from increasing significantly during hot months, and it provides extra insulation against cold air during cold months!
One resource you are sure to have some access to wherever you live is the sun. Take advantage of this completely renewable and sustainable resource to power your own home! According to Rabe Hardware, solar panels can generate enough electricity from the sun to give you energy independence, increase your home or business’s value while reducing your impact on the earth. This technology is at the forefront of clean energy production. Look into the requirements and benefits of solar panel installation in your area to determine the ways you can utilize this kind of energy!
If your renovations include building or replacing any structural elements of your house, use recycled or renewable materials to do so! Elemental Green points out that you can find recycled or “reclaimed” glass, wood, cement and stone through various websites, home improvement stores, or on online marketplaces. These materials are just as effective as new forms of the same substance. Renewable materials like bamboo are increasingly popular for their modern and natural aesthetic as well as their eco friendly impact! Using materials like these make even your home’s structure a positive contribution to the earth it sits on.
“Going green” doesn’t have to be expensive or high maintenance. In fact, these simple strategies are easy ways to save on electricity bills and live eco-clean. If you’re planning to renovate your home, it’s a smart addition to the remodeling plan!
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