Energy Efficiency is a buzz word right now and being more green is definitely a great way to protect the planet. This doesn’t have to mean giving up your luxuries, quite the opposite in fact, and there’s never a better time to be greener than when you’re doing home improvements and renovations and we have some top ways to renovate your way to an energy efficient greener home.
It’s not just great for the environment either, making your home more green and eco friendly can add value, save you money on utility bills, and make your home run more smoothly. So if you’re thinking of doing some home renovations here are 5 ways to renovate your way to a energy efficient greener home.
Everyone who knows anything knows that heat rises and that’s exactly why you should start with the roof when trying to make yourself an energy efficient greener home? Almost all the heat in your house rises and escapes that way and by improving insulation, you can save money. Having a properly insulated loft means that you’ll conserve energy, which is good for the environment, and good for your pocket too!
Windows and Doors
Replacing all the windows and doors can be an expensive job, but if yours are old, this can make a real difference. However, if you can’t afford to replace the lot then you can improve what you have by sorting out the draughts and leaks, and ensuring the window and door seals are good.
Energy Saving Appliances
Are you having a brand new fully fitted kitchen? Go for energy saving appliances and you’ll save a stack of cash in the long term. These energy efficient appliances use less water, less electricity and that means less energy usage, saving you cash and saving the environment too. Of course if you really want to bank up and save energy, you can literally do just that with solar panels!
Make your garden work for you by fitting a water but to catch the rainwater, and even consider a compost bin too! If you’re going for a kitchen remodel then think about what you’ll need in your kitchen to make collecting peelings etc easier and just take it from there! And if you really want to go the whole hog then think about a kitchen herb garden, or even a vegetable patch outside!
When giving care instructions for our kitchens and bathrooms we always recommend staying away from products that are particularly harsh, but if you’re feeling green then go the whole hog and replace your artificial chemical products with things like white vinegar, bicarbonate of soda, and other gentle, natural cleaning products.
There are lots of ways you can make your home an energy efficient greener home and if you’re already thinking of doing some home renovations jobs it’s the perfect time to think about these extra additions that’ll save you money, and hopefully save the world too!