You may have started saving the environment (and five pence coins) by taking your own carrier bags to the supermarket, but are you green in your own home? Shame on you if you’re not! However, there’s no time like the present. Go green in your home and learn 4 good reasons why, here.
1. Save Money on Your Bills
Through buying energy efficient appliances, which are rated from A to G, you can drastically reduce your bills. In fact, you could save up to £62 a year just by purchasing the most efficient fridge-freezer. Think how much you could save if all your household appliances were A+, A++ or A+++; you could save hundreds of pounds!
Since 2012, all new fridges, freezers and fridge-freezers must have an energy rating of A+, A++ or A+++. However, retailers may still stock and sell older models so it’s worth checking the energy rating of a product before purchase.
2. Have a More Durable Home
Believe it or not, recycled products tend to last far longer than traditional materials. Recycled wood decking, for example, will endure years of weathering. Therefore, you won’t have to fork out money on maintaining your home on a regular basis; neither will you have to spend time preserving your property frequently.
Recycled products are the way forward. So, instead of feeling like a skinflint, feel proud that you’re helping to protect the environment, whilst also benefiting from saving both money and time!
3. Help Create a Greener and Cleaner Environment
By going green, you’re effectively reducing your carbon footprint. Off the back of this, you’re reducing the amount of energy that is being used, which helps to create a cleaner and greener environment. Who would have thought that a few household changes could result in actively reducing your impact on the environment?
4. Increase the Value of Your Home
By making your home eco-friendly, you could significantly boost the overall value of your home. Whether you decide to have solar panels installed on the roof top, incorporate a water-saving toilet and shower into your bathroom, or invest in energy-efficient windows, you’ll no doubt add appeal to your home. Plus, you’ll save money in the long-run!
When you come to sell your house, prospective buyers will be drawn in by your eco-friendly property. After all, no one wants to spend a fortune on bills or window repairs, especially after buying a new house.
Whilst you may not want to sell your house just yet, you’ll no doubt want to save money. If your home doesn’t have energy efficient windows installed, it’s definitely worth considering investing in them. You’ll add environmental value to your home.
Read More: Energy Efficient Windows: Saving Money as Well as Energy
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