Home sustainability makeover: solar panels on house roof

Give Your Home A Sustainability Makeover

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

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Are you thinking about making some changes to your home this year? If so, then you might want to think about options that ensure that your home is sustainable. A sustainable home is certainly the way of the future. It will guarantee that you are living in a way that is cost-effective while also preparing for challenges of tomorrow. Furthermore, a sustainable home could even make the property more attractive to potential buyers when it’s time to sell. So, let’s look at a few of the different home sustainability makeover options worth exploring here. 

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Grow Your Own Veg 

You might want to begin by thinking about growing your own fruit and veg in the back of your garden. If you have quite a large plot of land, there’s no reason not to explore this possibility. It will guarantee that you can live off the land and reap the fantastic benefits of doing so. Most people agree that homegrown fruit and veg tastes a lot better than the products that you can buy in a store.

You might be worried about pests but there are humane ways to deal with this including putting coffee grains down around the veg. You will also need to make sure that you provide the right level of light with a garden shade cloth and similar purchases. 

Add Solar Panels To The Roof 

If you are looking to add value to the property and increase the level of sustainability at the same time, then you might want to think about adding solar panels to the roof. Solar panels are great because they will allow you to create your own energy and take advantage of this possibility. There are even battery systems that will allow you to save and use energy when it provides the most benefits for you. 

Change Up Your Water Systems 

It’s also worth checking your water systems. There’s a good possibility that water is where you are wasting the most resources. Indeed, most older homes are not built for energy saving. This means that they waste a lot of water and you need to be prepared for this possibility.

To fix this issue, look at the pumps for your showers and toilets. You might want to consider switching to pumps that use less water over a shorter period. In doing so, you could cut your energy bill in half. 

 

Improve The Insulation

Finally, you need to think about the insulation of the property. It could be worth upgrading the insulation by changing the windows. This will be useful if you have noticed that it’s difficult to keep the home warm, particularly through the window. You can think about opting for thicker curtains too. This could be an option if you are working with quite a tight budget in terms of what you can achieve with your home renovation. 

We hope this helps you understand some of the best changes that you can make to your home to ensure it is more sustainable. If you take these steps, you’re going to see some fantastic benefits.

Do you have any home sustainability makeover ideas?

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