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6 Merits of an Eco-friendly Household

In Green & Ethical Living, Home & Garden by eva.katona@yahoo.comLeave a Comment

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Designing an eco-friendly household outpaces non-green households in terms of efficiency and cost of energy. However, if you intend to acquire all the merits of green living space, opt for materials and methods that are more energy effective than the construction code threshold. 

Thanks to the high demand for eco-friendly houses, such a home will also increase its resale value. This post will explain the top merits of crafting a green home.

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Safety from Diseases and Natural Disasters

Sustainable materials, such as thick concrete systems or steel beams, immediately offer your house stronger wind resistance. In addition, since you’ll be using fewer plastic materials, toxins from plastic by-products (such as carcinogens) won’t harm you, facilitating disease elimination and eradication. 

Plastic tops the charts in environmental pollution, which leads to disasters such as floods and disease outbreaks. On the other hand, adopting sustainable ways for food storage eliminates diseases.

Efficiency 

Energy (fuel or electricity) prices increase each year since power sources become scarce with time. A green home uses less energy than conventional homes. You can use sustainable sources of energy such as solar power that minimise costs while helping the environment. 

Other eco-friendly household features, such as low-emission windows, sophisticated framing techniques, sealed attic gaps, closed insulation and energy-proficient heat pumps, will also reduce your costs as well as cooling and heating requirements.  

Despite the initial set-up expenses, you’ll soon reap returns from the savings. For instance, green homes recycle greywater and rainwater for use in toilet flushing or washing laundry. This conservation method reduces water costs and wastage.

Experience Indoor Comfort

Eco-conscious home builders have to use environmentally-friendly sealants, paints, adhesives that emit negligible chemical emissions for a healthier living space. Non-green building materials contain toxic chemicals that cause respiratory infections, such as indoor allergies and asthma. 

A sustainable builder will design your house to allow ventilation and natural light, improving indoor air humidity and temperature. Passive cooling and heating methods also make your house more fresh and comfortable.

Less Maintenance

Green construction materials are long-lasting and have little impact on the environment. They also require minimal maintenance, enabling your home to look beautiful while you save money on expensive repairs. But, unfortunately, this long lifespan and minimal maintenance also reduce your house’s ecological impact.

Higher Return on Investment

Most homebuyers know the merits of an eco-friendly house, including the lower operating costs and higher government tax credits. In addition, greenhouses now attract a massive demand since their make is from natural materials. 

Cares for the Environment

Constructing your house from easily renewable and recyclable materials helps decrease deforestation and supports the world’s environmental efforts. Using renewable energy sources, such as wind and sun, also aids in minimising fossil fuel exhaustion. Additionally, a green home is built not to affect Mother Nature’s natural landscape. An eco-friendly house is also efficient at minimising carbon footprints, ozone layer depletion and the greenhouse effect.

 Wrapping It Up

Green building or living is ideal for conserving the earth’s natural resources and keeping off toxins that lead to fatal illnesses. In addition, it promotes a healthier life; for instance, vegetables and fruits offer the necessary nutrients for a fulfilling life. By incorporating the above tips in your house, you’ll future-proof your home (and create a great eco-friendly household) while conserving the environment.

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