Did you know that many people are incorporating eco friendly designs into their homes? In fact, the numbers continue to rise every year. Some of the reasons why people go green are to eliminate high monthly bills, reduce carbon footprint, and saving money along the way. Keep reading to hear about best going green tips for building your home.
Use sustainable materials
There are so many materials that you are using when building a home. Flooring can have so many different options. If you want to go green, it’s important to choose a material that is great for insulation and climate control. Some of these options include bamboo, cork and linoleum. The best part is, in 25-40 years, you can even recycle this type of flooring.
What better way to go green is there than to incorporate solar into your home? When building your home, you can plan to use solar by positioning your home where you will get the most amount of light. Although solar panels can seem expensive at first, you will receive tax breaks the following year. Also, if you are someone that has a very high AC bill in the summer, the difference will be amazing for you!
Having proper insulation is very important when building your green home. Heating and cooling is half of your home’s energy consumption. Avoid leaks around windows and doors and save on the energy consumption of your home.
Recycle recycle recycle
Did you know that many recycled items such as newspapers turn into great recyclables. Materials such as cotton, wool, wood pulp and soybean product can be used as spray-in or roll insulation. Take advantage of these great recyclables.
Both LED and CFL are a bit more expensive upfront but will use less energy and will last longer than a traditional bulb. These are a great way to save money and go green.
Going green not only helps the environment, but it has many benefits for your home. We love helping customers go green. For more tips, contact us today!