4 Ways to Make Your Home Eco-Friendly

When you think of being "green," what do you picture? Is it recycling as much as possible or using solar panels on your roof? I wanted to share a few simple ways to make your home eco-friendly without splurging on extensive home upgrades like solar panels or the most efficient appliances!

1. Make the LED Switch: Switching to LED lightbulbs will make your home more efficient and eco-friendly. As a bonus, you'll save a lot on your monthly budget. Per Evergy, switching out 5 bulbs to LEDs could save you more than $100 per year!

2. Nix the Hot Water: Rather than using hot water to wash your clothes, use cold. According to EnergyStar, 90% of the energy used in your washer is from water heating up and making this change can save you about 50 cents per load! So skip the hot water to reduce CO2 emissions; your clothes will be just fine. While you're at it, you can decrease how much you use your dryer. 

3. Add More Plants: Did you know plants do a lot more for your home than add a little decorative flavor? Not only do indoor plants enhance the overall appearance of a space, but studies show they boost moods, increase creativity, reduce stress, and eliminate air pollutants—making for a healthier, happier you.

4. Install Heavier Window Treatments: Using window treatments can add more style to your home, but they can also help insulate your home and improve efficiency. Heavier curtains or blinds can keep hot or cold in and out depending on the season and outdoor temperatures.

If you're looking for a way to save more on your monthly bills and be a little more eco-friendly, try these ideas. If you're looking for a newer, more efficient home, I can help! Just reply to this post, shoot me a text, or give me a call to talk about your move.

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