How To Build an Eco-Friendly Home

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As the world grows more eco-conscious in the dawn of massive climate change issues, global warming of the planet and other environmental concerns, our homes are a big focus.

While we can’t directly impact the way the climate is handled on a global scale, we can implement measures to make our homes and spaces more energy efficient and eco-friendly. Nowadays there are a lot of small ways we can improve the efficiency of our home, and here are the top four ways to do just that from our collaboration with this pile foundation design company.

Insulate your home

Adding insulation in your walls is a way of keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It also reduces noise pollution within the home, as well as regulating the temperature in your home.

One of the main features is that it reduces your electricity and/or gas bills by promoting an energy efficient home. You’ll be able to insulate your roof, walls, floors and windows – the more or less insulation you have will affect how much money you can save overall.

Glazed windows

Double or triple glazing your windows retains heat within the home and less energy is required to heat up your rooms. In the winter, heat is better retained when you have double glazed windows and in the summer months it works to keep your rooms cool, much like insulation does.

Other than energy savings it reduces the amount of condensation found on your windows and reduces the amount of noise you can hear from outside.

Solar panels

These are becoming more cost-effective as more homes look to add panels to their roofs. Solar energy is known to significantly reduce energy bills with low maintenance costs and is a completely renewable energy source. 

It’s one of the methods homes are using to do their part in reducing their carbon footprint. Converting to renewable energy resources will be of great benefit to your home and in supporting an eco-friendly world.

Water solutions

Reduce the amount of water you use by installing rainwater harvesting systems. These can be installed around the outside of your home ready for any use required. 

A lot of homeowners use these systems to help water their garden, hosing down or cleaning parts of their driveway and/or garden and cleaning cars. But it can also be used within the home to replace toilet water, and for washing machines and dishwashers.

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