Going green in your home is something that you should be doing to help give the environment the best chance possible of fighting global warming and climate change. And going green in your home is something that you do be doing to directly help yourself, too. So, go green!
Get the most out of your heating
One of the first things you should be doing when seeking to go green in your home is to upgrade your insulation. By doing so you stop the dangerous emission of heat from your home and out into the environment. And you also save yourself yourself a pretty penny, too — and if that’s not getting the most out of your heating, then what is?
By having your doors and windows fitted with at least double glazing window glass (preferably high yield double glazing or even triple glazing) you stop both heat escaping easily in order to wreak havoc the outside world and you stop cold creeping into your home. What this means for you and your home is that you don’t need to waste money on putting the heating on at all conceivable moments.
What you should also be doing is sealing the edge of your window frames with strong window sealer. This, again, works both ways: it stops heat escaping, and it stops the cold entering.
Get the most out of your electricity
You should also go green with the way you provide your home with electricity too if you want to get the most out of it. Specifically, you should completely change the way you probably already generate electricity in your home, and have solar panels do it instead.
Yes, by having solar panels fitted to the top of your roof not only do you help the environment by cutting down on electricity emissions, but you also stand yourself in good stead to save a whopping 50% on your electricity bill. And what can be better than that in regards to getting the most out of your home?
But you can only allow yourself to do this if you are clever with the way look after your solar panels and are clever with where you place them on your roof. You see, where the solar panel is fitted, and which way it faces, makes a massive difference on how successful it is. Really, it needs to be places on the roof that sees most sunlight.
And, in regards to properly maintaining your panels, if you truly want to get the most out of them you have to subject them to solar servicing every now and again. It’s no good just having them fitted and leaving them there to do their job — you have to maintain and keep them working if you want them to work as well as they can.
Going green in your home is worthwhile because it helps the environment, and it helps you to get the most out of your home. So, go green with your next home renovation!
Salman is a prolific environmental writer, and has authored more than 300 articles in reputed journals, magazines and websites. He is proactively engaged in creating mass awareness on renewable energy, waste management, sustainability and conservation all over the world.
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