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Home Maintenance  /  September 17, 2018

4 Ways to Make Your Lifestyle More Environmentally Friendly

Protecting our environment means more than just recycling or reusing our things. It also means making eco-friendly changes in the way we live. Read on as Handyman Connection® of Matthews gives homeowners four tips to help them make their homes more environmentally friendly:

  1. Use Energy-Saving Light Bulbs – Using traditional light bulbs can cause you to lose a lot of money because of their inefficiency. Light Emitting Diode (LED) and Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) bulbs are better because they use about 25% to 80% less energy than incandescent bulbs. This will save you money and reduce your home’s energy consumption, helping the environment.

  1. Insulate Your Home – Insulating your home is one of the most affordable and effective ways to save energy. High-quality insulation in your attic and walls can prevent heat from escaping your home in winter and prevent heat from affecting your indoor temperature in summer. This reduces the workload on your HVAC systems, allowing them to consume less energy.

  1. Dispose of Your Items the Right Way – Dispose of items you no longer need and keep your home clutter-free. You can recycle or repurpose the items or you can donate them to a charitable cause. Your interior will feel more spacious and you’ll also help the environment. Consider composting as well to help conserve landfill space. Your plants will also benefit from the natural fertilizer.

  1. Use the Right Paint – Some materials used in your home might contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs can decrease your home’s indoor air quality and they may have an adverse effect on your health. These VOCs are usually found in paints. Before buying new paint to apply on your walls, choose options with low or no VOCs.

These tips can make your home more eco-friendly and also save you money on energy bills. You can ask Handyman Connection of Matthews for help with implementing green projects like these in your home. We are an expert in a wide range of home maintenance and remodeling services. Call us at (704) 255-5626 or contact us here to learn more about our services and products.

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