This is the continuation of the previous article on the best tips to use to go green in your home and save money. There is so much information on going green, we decided to continue on the subject of how to save you money by going green.
When making an assessment of your home to decide which areas to make green improvements on and save money, it is important to explore the following areas below.
Ways to Go Green in Your Home and Save Money
Composting – Try it!
The ultimate way to go green in your home and save thousands of dollars on fertilizer is to make compost. Turn all those food leftovers, yard debris, and compound leaves into fertilizer.
Use sustainable materials such as bamboo, hardwood and cork for your flooring needs. You’ll still be able to maintain the comfort and quality of your home if you use sisal carpets, wool carpets, seagrass carpets, handmade rugs and coir carpets for the floor. If you use rugs, make sure that you put down the rug grippers – no tripping!!
You can save a lot of money and still go green by using recycled stone tiles, glass or clay or slates in your home. Recycled tiles are eco-friendly and can be used for countertops, roofs, floors and walls.
Double Glazing your Windows
Make your more energy efficient by using double or triple glazed windows. Double glazed windows are thermal efficient as they create nearly twice the insulation of a single window. This could go a long way toward reducing your energy requirements.
Wooden Patio Doors and Windows
Instead of going for the expensive UPVC or aluminum door or window, try using wooden doors. They are greener, less-expensive and durable if well-maintained. Wooden patio doors offer an attractive feature in your home, they provide thermal efficiency and fire protection helping you save energy significantly. Wooden patio doors also offer that old vintage feel – if you like that.
Insulated Walls – or Add to It
Consider insulating the exterior walls of your home to help reduce your energy requirements. One of the most efficient and inexpensive ways to insulate your home is to fill the walls with a fluffy layer of fiberglass insulation.
Going green in your home can become an endless group of tasks therefore you need a starting place and perhaps a plan in motion. You can read our Part I series here and begin your plan of action of going green.