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Jun122015

02:18:49 pm

Eco Friendly Home Improvement Tips

Today, many people are thinking about ways to live a greener, more environmentally friendly lifestyle, and these principles can definitely be applied to home improvement. When trying to think of ways to make your home look and feel better you will probably come across eco friendly ideas, as they tend to be the best. In this article we'll be looking at some green ways to make improvements to your home.



Whilst considering what improvements you might make to your home, please take a few minutes to consider some important safety factors. Make sure that your home has a sensible number of WORKING and REGULARLY TESTED smoke alarms fitted. If you are doing construction work within your home then why not take the opportunity to fit properly constructed fire doors on landings, kitchens etc. Modern fire doors have many great designs including glazed and semi-glazed models but much more importantly they all give at least 30 minutes protection from fire and smoke, giving anybody inside the house sufficient time to escape to safety.



One of the least difficult things to do is painting the interior or anterior of your home, and you can concentrate on accomplishing this in an eco-friendly method. By using an eco-friendly paint, you can be sure that you won't be polluting the environment. Some types are latex paint that is recycled, and paint that has a base of clay or milk. It is pretty simple to lay hands on recycled latex paints in numerous colors, and home improvement and hardware stores will typically have them. Keep in mind that working with this paint type could protect the Earth as well as your health, because you have to inhale and exhale the oxygen in your home and the natural paints do not have the probable poisonous chemicals that other kinds could have. Allowing light into your residence, windows can also be decorative and importantly used for insulating and retaining heat. As a matter of fact, your heating bills are greatly affected by the type of windows you have. Buying windows that are double or triple paned, could bring about a home that is more efficient in terms of energy. Reducing your heat loss by close to fifty percent is possible when coating your windows with Low-E (low emissivity). Although it is expensive in the beginning to replace your existing windows with ones that are more energy efficient, this will save you money over time. And you will find the winters more tolerable.



The way you heat your home will naturally have a lot to do with your energy costs, and there are more and less efficient ways to do this. If you have a fireplace, it may look like a nice, old fashioned way to keep your room warm and toasty, but it's actually one of the least efficient ways to heat your home. However you should look into fireplace inserts as they can change this around. Another heating possibility worth considering is a pellet stove, which burns wood or corn pellets. This is a much cheaper option when compared with conventional heaters. The most important thing when being energy efficient, regardless of how you heat your home, is your insulation.



Accomplishing a makeover in your house that is green can be good for energy conservation as well as being fun. A homes worth can be added to if you ever want to sell your house. There are a ton of methods to help your dwelling be more environmentally friendly but we have limited space to mention all of them, don't allow that to discourage you from studying more and concluding what is your best bet.

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