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Is a Green Home a Better Home?

Posted on the 23 September 2011 by T_mackinnon @tedmackinnon

People are increasingly trying to do their bit to live in a way which is less harmful for the environment. It makes sense, with resources becoming so scarce and with energy prices rocketing, for people to do everything they can to live in a greener manner.

If you make your home as eco friendly as possible, you’re bound to reap monetary benefits, as well as playing your part in the fight to save the planet. Check your boiler to make sure it’s as efficient as possible. If it’s fairly old, there’s a risk it could be working inefficiently, which is bound to have a serious impact upon your heating bills this winter.

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Choosing durable furniture and items for your house – such as hardwood doors and hardwood flooring – can be sensible if you’re trying to help save the environment. If you go for things which are bound to last longer, you won’t need to replace them as often, helping reduce the need for trees to be knocked down, as well as saving you some money.

By being eco friendly with the lighting choices you make, you can also make some monetary savings. Energy-efficient lightbulbs use far less electricity than their traditional counterparts and they last longer. As less efficient bulbs are being phased out, it makes sense to switch over to more energy-saving options whenever you get the chance. Another way to make sure you’re living a greener life is by recycling. Chances are, you’ll have some kind of recycling initiative set up by your local council, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to get rid of your newspaper, bottles and other recyclables.

If you try to be more environmentally friendly in the choices you make around your home, you’re bound to feel better about yourself, but you’re also likely to save some money – an added bonus, no doubt!

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