Eco Friendly

As climate change and human infrastructure continue to affect the Earth, many homeowners have begun to do their part to reduce their environmental impact. Choosing eco-friendly home products and upgrades is one of the best ways to reduce your carbon footprint. 

The Basics of Eco-Friendly Home Upgrades

Eco-friendly homes are designed to use less energy and resources than traditional household systems and appliances. Besides being environmentally friendly, eco-friendly home upgrades are more energy efficient and save you money on utility bills. 

Although these upgrades can be more expensive than equipment and systems that are not rated highly for efficiency, the benefits you reap over time are well worth the investment:

  • Reduced environmental impact
  • Lower energy consumption
  • Decreased carbon footprint
  • Decreased waste
  • Improved water conservation
  • Lower energy bills
  • Healthier lifestyle for you and your environment

There are many eco-friendly improvements you can make as a homeowner. From updating your thermostat to installing solar panels on your roof, you can make dozens of upgrades to your home. Some of the most common eco-friendly improvements you can make to your home include:

  • Better home insulation
  • Energy-efficient home appliances
  • Energy-efficient HVAC system and improved airflow
  • Energy-efficient roofing materials
  • Energy-efficient windows
  • LED lights
  • Smart thermostats and technology
  • Solar panels for energy
  • Solar-powered water heaters

If you are interested in installing eco-friendly home systems, you can talk to local contractors who will help you make the best decision for your home. Whether you want more efficient heating and cooling systems or you want to replace your windows, our certified contractors are ready to make recommendations for your home.

Learn more about eco-friendly home products and upgrades from the resources below.

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