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How to Create An Eco Friendly Home

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For those looking to save the environment, an eco friendly home can be a great place to get started. After all, when it comes to... The post How to Create An Eco Friendly Home appeared first on My Green Home Blog .




 

 

For those looking to save the environment, an eco friendly home can be a great place to get started. After all, when it comes to energy consumption, the home is probably up there in terms of what’s highest. Yet if you’re new to the world of being eco friendly, it can be a little tough knowing where to begin. Though even if you are new to this, there is no need to worry, as you can start making your home eco friendly, without having to run into too many troubles.

Insulate Your Home Well

A great place to get started when it comes to making your home eco friendly, is to ensure that it is well insulated. This is for a couple of reasons. Initially, a well insulated home will ensure that there is less need to put the heating on, as less heat will escape from the home. However on top of this, it will also be the case that with a well insulated home, should you need to put the heating on, you’ll need to do so for a short period of time, since the house will heat up quicker, as there is less heat leakage. This will help you save energy, as you’re placing less of a demand on your heating system.

Install Solar Panels

Another thing you could do when it comes to making your home eco friendly, is to think about installing some solar panels. In doing so, you’ll be able to generate some of your own electricity, therefore making it so you’re less reliant on the power grid; of whom are probably creating their electricity in less environmentally friendly ways.When it comes to installing solar panels, you’ll may find that in doing so, you’ll be able to maybe make a little money too, as the government might give you some tax breaks, to reward your efforts to be more environmentally friendly. This will depend on where you live however, so it’s good to check what the rules are on this when it comes to your local authorities.

Use Energy Efficient Lights

You’ll need to turn on the lights at some point, so why not think about getting some lights that are energy efficient, so you don’t have to feel guilty about turning them on? If you bought energy efficient lights before, but found yourself disappointed, you no longer need to worry, as efforts have been made in order to make them better.

You’ll find that modern energy efficient lights are indistinguishable from the normal lights you would see on offer. It’s because of this, that you no longer need to worry about not being able to show off that Hardwood timber cabinet, just because you’re trying to be environmentally friendly.

Finally an Eco Warrior?

Being eco friendly is often thought of as something that is difficult to do, as well as something takes a lot of time to accomplish. Though as you can see, it doesn’t take much to save the environment, and can be done with the help of a few simple changes to your home. By practicing some of what’s been mentioned here, and putting it into action, you’ll be able to have a home that’s eco friendly, and is doing something to help the environment.

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