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5 Great Ways You Can Make Your Home Greener in 2023

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We have talked about some of the major trends in sustainable construction. One of the most significant is the shift towards sustainable homes.

In 2023 a lot of people have genuine concerns about the environment. This has resulted in something known as the Attenborough effect, where more people are aiming to reduce the usage of single-use plastics, as well as trying to curb their carbon emissions.

This goes far beyond simply not driving a car, however, and more people than ever are looking to make their homes as green as possible. A study by the Sustainable Living Association found that over 65% of millennials try to purchase the most eco-friendly homes they can. Even older homebuyers are trying to purchase more sustainable properties.

Over the past 5 years, more technologies have emerged to make this possible and affordable. So, if you are eager to minimize your home’s impact on the planet and make it more energy efficient, this article seeks to guide you through 5 ways you can make this a reality in 2023.

1.     Solar Panels

Starting with an obvious solution, the first thing to look into is solar panels.These are not only good for the environment, but they are suitable for the value of your home, as more and more people are seeing them as desirable when it comes to purchasing a property.

It is not a good idea to try to install these yourselves, as they can be a bit tricky, so aim to look for a Tucson solar company to do this for you. As well as this, the panels will save you money on your energy bill long term as well.

2.     Upgrade The Windows

When your home has single-ply windows, you may be surprised to learn that you will be losing quite a lot of heat through them in the colder months, thereby adding to your home’s carbon emissions. So, it is worth having a bit of a home makeover relating to your home’s windows, and aim to have either double or triple-glazed windows fitted.

Once again, this will minimize your home’s energy bills and will ensure that the rooms in your home stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

3.     Invest In New Insulation

Quality insulation is very important if you want to make your home eco-friendly. The Department of Energy reports that you can reduce heating and cooling costs by 20% and total energy costs by 10% by using the right insulation.

Is the insulation in your attic looking a bit poor? If so, it may be time to have some new insulation fitted. This can be done by yourself, but be sure to take care when handling it and ensure that you are wearing the appropriate equipment, such as a mask, as insulation dust in your lungs is not something that you want!

Much like the windows, refreshed insulation will prevent heat from escaping from your home and will allow you to lower your energy bill.

4.     Get a Smart Meter

It is also worth looking into having a smart meter fitted, as this will allow you to pre-program the timer on the meter for when there is no one at home and when there is someone in the house. That way, your home will only be heated when you or another family member are at home, lowering costs and ensuring that no energy is wasted.

5.     Make The Home Smart

In a similar vein, it can be worth investing in a smart home. This will allow you to have a timer set on all of the devices in your home, from the heating to the lights, and, at the same time, will offer a bit of added security on top of reducing your home’s CO2.

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