Adding modern upgrades can add increased comfort and value to your home as well as lower your bills. Not to mention, upgrading to modern features will make your home more eco-friendly. Traditional appliances and features in homes often cause bills to skyrocket and waste our resources.
These eco-friendly, modern upgrades are great for the environment and your wallet.
10 Eco-Friendly Home Upgrades
These 10 energy-efficient swaps are a great way to upgrade the look and feel of your home while benefiting the environment.
Traditional toilets are the biggest culprit when it comes to water usage. Low-flow toilets prevent this usage and also help homeowners save on water bills. Using a low-flow toilet, rather than a traditional toilet, can save up to 13,000 gallons of water per year.
Energy-efficient windows will prevent color or hot air from seeping through and causing your air conditioner to work overtime. They will also deflect heat in the summer to keep your home cooler naturally. This will reduce energy consumption, which will benefit the environment and your wallet.
Many traditional home appliances are now available in energy-efficient versions, including washers, dryers, dishwashers, and refrigerators. These energy-efficient appliances will lower your energy bills and your overall energy usage.
Attic insulation keeps your home temperature regulated, preventing your A/C from overworking. This will keep your energy bills lows and conserve energy. Common attic insulation includes spray foam, blown-in, and batting.
Energy-efficient LED lightbulbs are a great swap. They conserve energy while helping you save on your monthly electricity bill. Plus, they last longer than traditional light bulbs.
Solar panels are on the wishlist of many homeowners. They increase a home’s value while lowering the homeowner’s energy bills. Not to mention that solar panels can dramatically reduce your carbon footprint.
Smart thermostats conserve energy as they are able to adjust to a home’s heating and cooling patterns, automatically turning off and on as needed. The ease of use and eco-friendly benefits of smart thermostats make them a popular home upgrade.
Tankless Water Heater
Tankless water heaters conserve water by heating or cooling water on demand, rather than storing large amounts of hot water as a traditional water tank does. These tankless heaters are eco-friendly and can cut both your water and electricity bills up to 50%.
Energy-Efficient Exterior Doors
Replacing your traditional front door with a well-sealed, energy-efficient door will save you on your energy bills and conserve energy usage. These doors are also made out of better core materials and better-insulated windows.
If you are wanting to upgrade your curb appeal, try adding mulch made of recycled plastic. Recycled mulch can be made out of rubber, plastic, or glass, and prevent these items from going straight into the landfill.
Whether you're wanting to upgrade to eco-friendly features to sell your home faster or to live more comfortably, there are lots of options. Check out the infographic below from Angi to learn more.
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