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Home Improvement  /  August 24, 2016

How to Make Your Home Eco Friendly

Making your home eco-friendly will save you money and save the environment. How will it save you money? When you go eco-friendly, you lower the amount of resources you consume. If you are consuming less resources, then you are paying less each month for those resources. When you reduce your carbon footprint, you reduce how many harmful gases and fumes get put into the air. When there are less harmful materials in the atmosphere, then that is good for the environment.

You can contact a professional through Handyman Connection of Boise to help you make major changes to your home that will make your home eco-friendly, and pay for themselves over time. But there are also small things you can do that will help you to do your part to preserve the environment.

Go Solar

Solar panels installed on the roof of your home by an expert from Handyman Connection of Boise will reduce your energy bills and reduce the amount of waste produced by local power plants. But you can also go solar on smaller items that will help you save money and preserve the planet.

Use solar-powered landscaping lights to highlight your home’s curb appeal, and cut down on how much electricity you use. Buy solar-powered thermometers and calculators instead of the type that take batteries. These seemingly small changes can save you money over time, and make your life more eco-friendly.

Start A Compost Heap

A compost heap is made up of decomposed carbon-based materials such as old fruits and vegetables, and makes excellent soil for your garden. Invest in a composting machine and you can have fresh soil every year that you use to grow your own vegetables, which will help to spend less money at the grocery store.

Get New Doors And Windows

One of the ways an expert from Handyman Connection of Boise can help you to make your home more eco-friendly is by installing new windows and doors. A professional will install double-pane, insulated windows, and make sure that the area around each door and window is insulated and sealed. Over the years, these doors and windows will pay for themselves in lower energy bills and help to keep your house more comfortable.

Lay Insulation In Your Attic

Something as simple as putting new insulation in your attic can make a huge difference in how energy efficient and eco-friendly your home is. Insulation tends to lose its efficiency over time, and that is why it needs to be replaced. If your insulation is 10 years old or older, then get rid of it and lay in some new insulation yourself. The new insulation will have the same effect as the new doors and windows in that it will save you money and keep your home comfortable.

Change Out Your Light Bulbs

Some states are starting to outlaw the old filament type light bulbs because they are simply too inefficient. Invest in a set of new energy efficient light bulbs for your home and take an easy step towards making your home more eco-friendly.

Investing in the necessary steps to make your home eco-friendly can be rewarding in two ways. First, you will see your monthly bills drop and you will have developed new ways to save money. Secondly, you will reduce the amount of pollution that is spewed into the atmosphere. You may only be one person, but the world would be a cleaner place if everyone got involved in making their homes more eco-friendly.

 

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