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6 Ways to Make your Home Eco Friendly

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It seems with every passing year, we become more and more aware of the need to find ways to be more eco friendly. There are simple ways many of us do this every day, such as recycle. But when we look at long term ways to be more eco friendly, a great place to start is the home! Today we are going to share with you 6 ways that you can make your home more eco friendly!

1. Energy Efficient Light Bulbs

This is truly one of the simplest ways to be more eco friendly in your home. Energy efficient light bulbs have been on the market for a while now, but it is in recent years that many people have learned more about them and put them to use in their own homes due to their effectiveness and how they can save money on your electricity bill. Not only do they save budget wise, they also need to be replaced less frequently than other lightbulbs. Switching over to energy efficient light bulbs is a great place to start if you are looking to create a more eco friendly home.

2. Consider your Paint

Typically oil-based paints are selected to be used within new homes, but selecting a water-based paint is a great way to lessen your environmental impact when building your home. Water-based paint releases fewer harmful emissions than its oil-based predecessor. Not only is it better for the environment, but the colors often look richer and maintain their vibrancy longer.

3. Take care of your boiler

The new boilers that you can get on the market are much more heat and energy efficient, but in order to keep them functioning at maximum efficiency it is important to get them maintained regularly.

4. Shower Head Selection

While showering does save energy and use less water than taking a bath, many of us don’t think about our shower head as potentially having a positive or negative impact on our water usage. Selecting an erated or low flow shower head is a great way to save energy.

5. Solar Panels

For any homeowner wanting to create an eco-friendly home, solar panels are a must. They are a long term investment, but long term you have the potential to save more money than you initially spend on the panels. This is a huge way to reduce environmental impact.

6. Insulation

Making sure your home is insulated well means it will hold in heat properly, meaning that it’ll take less energy to keep reheating your living space when you really need to. It’s one of the simplest and smartest ways to save money. Checking on the amount of insulation in your walls and roof is a great way to ensure your home maintains temperature well.

These are just a few ways that you can make your home more environmentally friendly!

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