5 Ways to be More Environmentally Conscious with your Home
Our homes are one of the best places that we can choose to become more environmentally conscious. Small choices every day, from choosing a reusable cup to composting food leftovers, can make a difference for the environment. The choices you make when designing your home can also have a beneficial impact on the environment.
To make the best choices for building an environmentally conscious home, check your energy usage. A quick internet search will reveal a number of options for estimating your energy use as well as tracking your energy use. This information can help you know where you need to become more environmentally friendly, whether it’s in choosing a more energy-efficient appliance or learning other tips and tricks to lessening your energy use.
Insulation is important for both hot and cool climates. Be sure that your home is properly insulated as well as your windows and doors. Your home’s insulation will mean that your air conditioning and heating systems don’t need to be consuming more energy to maintain the temperature of your home at your comfort level. Not only will insulation conserve energy use, but it will also cut down on your energy bills.
The beauty of a smart meter is its ability to manage the temperature of your home at varying levels according to your schedule. Since it syncs with your smartphone, you can even control the temperature of your home from afar. This ensures that your home conserves energy when you’re not there.
Depending on the location of your home and the HOA standards, the installation of solar panels might be the right step for you. Not only will those solar panels offer energy to your own home, but you can also sell that energy to power companies. Your house helps the environment while you save money and create an additional source of income.
Efficient Showerheads and Toilets
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American family cycles through 400 gallons of water every day. That’s a lot of water! Low-flow water tools such as low-flow showerheads or dual flush toilets are great options for reducing water use. Even consider outfitting your home faucets with water filters to reduce your bottled water needs.
Another way to benefit the environment, especially in Arizona, is to make ample use of the brilliant sunshine, even within your home. The addition of large windows and skylights offer the perfect way to light your home during the daylight hours so your home reduces day energy use. A few other ways that enhance the daylight through your home are tools such as light shelves, clerestory windows, and light tubes.
At Fairfield Homes, we are committed to excellence in every way, and we love our Arizona landscape. We do our best to ensure that our homes fit the starkly stunning desert landscape while providing you a luscious haven. Discover your home options by contacting one of our industry experts today at 1-800-830-5135 and firstname.lastname@example.org.