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3 Benefits of an Eco Friendly Home


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The world is in a mess. You don't need us to tell you that as the media often reminds us of the problems related to global warming and our carbon footprint. Thankfully, change is possible, not only on a national level but on an individual level too. We can all make the efforts to go greener and that can begin at home. 

On a daily level, we can do our bit to save energy and reduce food waste. This can be the start of our green journey. We could also make a few renovations around our home, perhaps by upgrading our windows to those that are double or triple glazed as they would keep the heat in and reduce the need to crank up the thermostat. We could also consider a change to our roofing with something more energy-efficient. According to one site, stone coated steel roofing is one possibility that could be considered. Solar panels are also a good idea. 

By making these changes, we will do our bit to save the world! But there are other benefits too.

#1: You can save money

Energy-efficient appliances are less costly to run than older appliances that have not passed any eco-seals of approval. As such, you can save money on your utility bills if you replace anything that could be draining your energy. You can also save money on your heating bills if you take steps to insulate your home. Admittedly, there will be an expense when you 'green up' your home in such ways but in the long run, savings will be made. 

#2: You can protect your health

Not only will you be financially healthier when you go green but you will be physically healthier too if you take steps to create an eco-friendly home. You could use no-VOC paints when giving your home a makeover, for example, as they don't contain the toxic chemicals that VOC (volatile organic compound) paints do. If you use eco-friendly cleaning products you will also reduce the number of toxins that come into your home. As such, you will have a healthier indoor environment with air that is safe to breathe for everyone.

#3: You can boost the property value of your home

If you ever plan to sell your home, you will understandably want to make as much money as you can from it. This way, you will have more money to put in your savings and extra cash for anything you need for your new home. To add value, there are all kinds of things you can do, from getting on top of any repair jobs to sprucing up your home's curb appeal. Another thing you can do is add a few eco features as they may be attractive to those home buyers that are looking to save money and the environment.


An eco-friendly home has world-saving benefits but as we have discussed, there are other advantages too. So, consider what you could do to go green as you should experience the financial and health benefits that we have considered here.

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