Four Ways To Make Your Home More Sustainable

January 20, 2021

Your home is more than living; it is part of a community, indulging in social activity, and relaxing. When it comes to adding new features to your home, most people go down the easy route of adding unique interior touches. But, why not add more value and environmentally-friendly aspects to your home? 

Sustainable elements will increase the efficiency and value of your home. Energy-saving features are a great way to modernize your home to align with the current climate needs. Here are four ways you can make your home more sustainable:

Upgrade Your Windows

Upgrading your windows to double-glazing will regulate the temperature in your home and reduce your energy bills. Double-glazing works to trap gas inside the two layers, which effectively reduces heat transfer from the inside to the outside. New windows will help your home stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, which means less need for heating and cooling systems. 

There are many window upgrades you can choose from; it does not have to be standard double-glazing. You may even want to add a modern twist to your windows to upgrade the appearance of your home. For example, wood casement windows are an easy measure for increasing your home’s value, security, and efficiency. Windows are an excellent investment, and it is best to suit them to your preferences. 

Take Advantage Of The Sun

To make the most out of daylight hours, you will want to take full advantage of the sun. Whether that be opening up your curtains or installing new features to gain energy for your home, using the sun is a great way to attain free and sustainable energy. 

Extreme measures could be to reorientate your home to get better access to daylight hours. Or, more convenient measures could be to install solar panels to replace your current energy source. Either way is sustainable and will provide your home with more energy but fewer bills. 

Improve Your Waste Recycling

Improving your recycling efforts is a great way to reduce the footprint of your home. Ensuring you recycle food waste, garden waste, and reusable items effectively mean you are playing your part to make the planet more sustainable.  

For reusable waste, ensure you flatten your boxes and cans so that more can be added to your recycling bins. For food and garden waste, provide to recycle everything as it can be used to produce biogases or for agriculture. Everything we recycle is used effectively to improve the environment.

Use Eco-Friendly Products

Using eco-friendly products in the home can involve cleaning products, decor, and clothing. Replacing everyday household items with recyclable and disposable materials such as bamboo and recyclable plastics is an efficient way of improving your home’s sustainability. Visit the Last Object store for more options and inspiration.

More extensive features that make it more eco-friendly can be your air and water system. New sustainable features will save energy and reduce the need for non-renewable energy sources. Say you are looking to remodel your bathroom, you may consider improving air quality by adding plants or an ionic air filter. 

Using these simple yet effective methods can help improve your home’s sustainability to save the planet. They can also add value to your home and save you money on energy and household bills, which benefits you as much as the environment.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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