The general public’s awareness of the green movement has been steadily rising over the past decade, and the message will continue to spread. We live in a time where greener appliances and home alterations are both affordable and easier to find, while also offering the benefit of reduced energy expenses. Today we are going to share a few things you can do around your home to make it more eco-friendly.
Try These Tips to Make Eco-Friendly Homes
- Use Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs
Using modern energy-saving light bulbs is the simplest way to make homes eco-friendly. They may initially cost more money than regular bulbs, but they will save you money over time, last longer, and put less strain on the environment.
- Install Energy-Saver Windows
This home modification will help your home retain a comfortable temperature, make it more quiet, and reduce your indoor climate control expenses.
- Reduce Your Energy Use When You Aren’t Home
Doing simple things such as reducing the power of your air conditioning in the summer or heat during the winter while you are away from home can help make homes more eco-friendly. Keep your entertainment electronics connected to a power strip so you can cut off their power flow when you aren’t using them.
- Buy Energy-Efficient Appliances
Many people don’t realize that their refrigerators, freezers, ovens, and other appliances use too much energy which puts a strain on their finances and the environment. Buy energy-efficient appliances to make homes more eco-friendly while also saving money over time.
- Install Solar Panels
Solar panels are an expensive investment to make, but they offer many benefits and will help you break even on costs within a decade. You will help the environment by collecting free sustainable energy from the sun when available, and use electricity from your energy provider when you need to. The added bonus is that you can sell any extra electricity to your energy provider.
Talk to one of our knowledgeable employees at Desert Valley Audio Video about how home automation can help make your house eco-friendly and put less strain on the environment.