How To Make Your Home Eco-friendly
More conscious about the environment today, the new generation of home buyers is willing to spend a little extra to enjoy years of lower energy bills. Developers are also promoting the go-green concept, with premium environment-friendly projects. Everyone today understands it's time to live by the principle of three Rs: refuse, reuse and recycle.
Property owners and property buyers can make their homes green homes by following these simple steps:
- By installing solar panels, one can collect power without adding any fuel.
- Replace all the standard light bulbs in your home with compact fluorescent ones. These energy-smart bulbs use 70-75 per cent less energy than the incandescent kind and last up to ten times longer.
- Research indicates that roof colour and the type of material used can help to lower attic temperatures. Light-colored tile roofs outperform the shingle ones, when it comes to decreasing temperatures.
- Use low-energy bulbs for outdoor lighting. One can switch it off in some time.
- Check the house for leakages. During home buying, check for bathroom fittings that are long lasting and also ask for fixing low- flow showerheads to cut water wastage.
- Invest in energy-efficient equipment, with BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency) labels. This will greatly reduce the amount of greenhouse gasses emitted. It will also save the utility bill.
- Install more fans. Exhaust fans serve a very specific purpose. They can pull unwanted heat and humidity from bathroom and kitchen spaces during the summer months. Ceiling fans can help reduce family's dependence on air conditioning during the summer and they are also helpful in the winter, as they can push heat down from the ceiling.
- Window tinting can be used to keep the house cool. This reduces the glare of the sun. This has several beneficial and energy-saving effects. First of all, it will reduce heat loss in winters and heat gain in summers. Tinting will also eliminate up to 99 per cent of damaging ultraviolet rays and reduce the fading of your fine fabrics