Many of us are looking to do our bit for the environment right now, and the best way most of us can help is by changing our habits a little bit, as well as doing what we can to green up our own environments, especially our homes.
Of course, making your home more eco-friendly, as well as being a good thing for the planet, can be a good selling point too. Eco-friendly measures will appeal to the values of many buyers, and because they are often money-savers, they may appeal to future buyers on that basis too.
Okay, but what can you do to make your home more eco-friendly right now:
Invest in solar energy
One of the biggest changes you can make to increase the green credentials of your home is to invest in solar power. Of course, solar panels do not come cheap, but they will pay for themselves over time by drastically reducing your energy bills, and if you choose a Tesla solar roof, it will last approximately 3 times as long as a regular roof, so you can save money and create an attractive home exterior that will impress future buyers, in one fell swoop.
Triple-glazed windows are ideal because they will keep fast more heat in your home than double or single glazed windows ever could, which means you do not have to turn the thermostat quite so high to stay warm in the colder months of the year. They are also very reasonably priced and can be fit in a day or two depending on the size of your home.
Invest in insulation
Something else that will help to prevent heat loss in your home is high-quality insulation in the wall cavities and roof space of your property. This may sound like a big, invasive job, but it really is not because insulation can be injected into the cavity via a series of small holes, which means it will not be nearly as disruptive as you might have imagined.
Install a smart thermostat
Smart thermostats are very cheap and very easy to install. How do they make your home more eco-friendly? By allowing you to control the settings of your home heating system remotely. That means you can turn the thermostat up and down or off completely at any time you like, as well as set it to only turn on when the temperature drops to a certain level. This can really help you to avoid wasting energy in your home.
Consider underfloor heating
Underfloor heating is great because it warms the whole room more efficiently. It does not have to worry about things being in the way preventing the hot air from circulating nor doe sit use as much power in the first instance, and best of all, it is hidden away so your home will look great too.
As you can see, there are so many things you can do to make your home more eco-friendly, some will require major time and money and some will demand very little from you, so whatever your budget or however dedicated you are, there is always something you can do, so why not start making a few changes today?