How to Make your Home Green
No, this is not an article on gardening. By “green” we mean eco-friendly. Sure, you can make your house eco-friendly with gardening, which is kind of obvious. However, in the following paragraphs, we will list down 7 simple tips to make your house eco-friendly and energy-efficient.
#5 Get Some Stars
When shopping for energy appliances, it is tempting to go for big brands (or whatever is on sale). However, when possible, you should purchase STAR® labeled appliances. These are durable products building for energy efficiency, so that you can also lower your utility bills in the long run.
#5 Buy your Produce Locally
The typical fruit and vegetable that you buy from the supermarket travel thousands of miles by air or sea from other states, or even other countries. Buying your produce locally means that the distance your food has to travel to get from the farm to your plate reduces significantly, making it “fresh” in the real sense.
#3 Recycle your Stuff
It hardly takes a few minutes to separate recyclables from your trash can. This simple effort on your part goes a long way in reducing wastage in the world.
#2 Invest in Solar Energy
Investing a solar panel in your house is a rather ambitious project. But if you area receives enough sunlight, you can save a lot of money in the long run by installing solar panels on your roof and getting off the grid.
#1 Get Energy Efficient Windows and Doors
Finally, you can also invest in energy efficient doors and windows for your home. These not only enhance the curb appeal of your house, but also reduce energy wastage. Plus, they are maintenance free, which saves further expenses.
If you live in or around Las Vegas, you can contact Building Resources Limited to make your home green.