4 Smart Ways to Make Your Home Greener

Even the simplest acts can create significant changes, especially when it comes to the environment. Contrary to popular belief, switching to a greener lifestyle doesn’t always require a costly investment. In fact, you can achieve this while saving money in the long run

Read on as Handyman Connection® of Mansfield lists four easy ways you can start:

1. Look for the ENERGY STAR® Label

If some of your appliances are due for replacement, choose products that come with the ENERGY STAR seal. This means that they have energy-efficient features, consuming at least 35% less energy than alternatives, which means they can cut your monthly utility costs. Furthermore, they can qualify you for a tax credit.

2. Change Your Light Bulbs

Installing compact fluorescent lights (CFL) is the simplest way to save money and energy. Unlike incandescent bulbs, they convert most of the energy they utilize into light instead of heat. They also use about 75% less electricity and can last up to 10 times longer than other bulbs. 

3. Grow Plants Indoors

Live plants bring valuable benefits to your living space. For one, they serve as natural air filters to keep your indoor air fresh and clean. They also act as absorbers of pollutants emitted from your furniture and appliances. Some of the low-maintenance plants that are sure to spruce up your indoors include pothos, rubber plants and spider plants.

4. Let the Sun Shine

The most affordable and practical way to liven up your home is to take advantage of natural daylighting. Simply leave your shutters, drapes, and blinds open throughout the day to warm and brighten up your indoors. Doing so will not only save energy, but it will also improve your comfort and productivity. For the best results, install energy-efficient windows and doors. They help maintain the proper temperature in your living space to ease the burden on your HVAC system. 

For more eco-friendly solutions at home, trust the experts at Handyman Connection of Mansfield. We have deep knowledge and experience in providing green living solutions. You can also rely on us for quality repairs, installations and maintenance services. Call us at (817) 500-5420 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.

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