When undergoing renovations on a fixer upper home, many homeowners choose to incorporate eco-friendly home features and renovations that will benefit the environment and save them money on energy bills each year.
Undergoing home renovations on a home that might be in the perfect location but needs some work ensures that the house is built exactly to your preferences. If your preferences include an eco-friendly home, below are some eco-friendly home renovation ideas for your fixer upper.
Energy Star Appliances
Energy Star appliances consist of home appliances used on a daily basis, such as dishwashers, washers and dryers, refrigerators and ovens, that use less energy. Look for the Energy Star logo when shopping around for these appliances to ensure you’re buying the most eco-friendly appliance available.
Insulation protects your home from the weather elements outdoors. Proper insulation for your doors and windows will keep your HVAC system running more efficiently, ensuring no air can escape. In the winter, insulation will make sure your warm air stays inside and, in the summer, your home’s cool air stays indoors.
Investing in solar energy allows homeowners to rely on free, renewable energy from the sun instead of electricity to heat and cool their home. If solar panels aren’t an investment you’re willing to make just yet, use solar powered lighting to illuminate the exterior of your home.
Using as many recycled and reclaimed materials as possible can contribute towards a more sustainable home. Wood flooring, cabinets, even furniture, can be recycled and reused to reduce our carbon footprints.
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