When it comes to home improvements most people want to do something that would give them a brand new home. A new bathroom, a fancy kitchen, a swimming pool, an added bedroom, an attached bathroom and so on. However, this is not all that home improvement covers. You can also increase the value of your home, the comfort it gives while at the same time save a small fortune by making your home energy efficient.
5 Tips To Help You Make Your Home Energy Efficient
There are two ways to make your home energy efficient, i.e. (i) to ensure that it does not involve any waste of energy and (ii) using systems, appliances, and technology that reduces the energy requirement in your home. The following tips will help you do just that in a cost efficient way. This will help you increase your comfort level, reduce your utility bills and increase the value of your home.
1) Invest In Energy-Saving Technology – sun-control windows which keep the house cool in summer and warm in winter, solar panels, recycling of water, are only some of the examples where the investment always will pay for itself. This type of home improvement is a very attractive to home buyers and at the same time will save you a fortune in utility bills. Besides, you would always feel good about the fact that you are doing your bit for the nature.
2) Install Energy Saving Lighting Appliances – there are many types of lights on the market today that can be dimmed when you do not require the lights full on. Other types are such that they come on when you enter the room and go off as you leave it (work on sensors). The same technology would apply for air conditioners which can be programmed to shut down when they reach a certain level of temperature and restart when it changes by about 2-4 degrees. These types of home improvements are especially welcome to families with young children who would not be able to watch out for any waste of energy.
3) Install Water Recycling Systems For Toilets – you do not need potable water to flush our toilet. You could use recycled water for washing your car, flushing the toilet and the like. You could recycle rain water for taking bath – and if you could install state-of-the-art equipment to recycle used water, you could get potable water as well.
Think innovative and think green. There are huge ways to bring about home improvement in a green manner whereby you can conserve energy, establish an ultra modern home and save a lot of money. The ability of saving would increase the value of your home immensely, while making a preferred model home for anyone.
It is true that it may demand heavy investment initially, but if you choose the right green technology so your home is both modern and good looking while it is environment friendly, you home value will increase manifold.