Home Renovation: Top three sustainable additions to your home

By the resi financial blog team, 21 January 2014

Sustainable renovation ideas

Becoming more environmentally friendly has shot to the forefront of many people's real estate decisions. After all, adopting a cleaner, greener lifestyle has been touted as the best way to reduce our carbon footprints and help to alleviate the damages caused by years of callous living.

If you're looking into selling your home, or simply want to do your part in aiding the reduction of harm to Earth, here are three renovations you can make to your home that will begin to help you to save not only the environment, but money for you and your family as well.

Insulation

One of the easiest ways to help reduce your overall impact on the environment is to create an easy way to regulate the temperature within your home. A lot of electricity is used on things like heaters and air conditioners during the cooler and warmer seasons.

However, installing insulation in your roof, floors and walls helps to regulate the flow of heat into your home, which reduces the need for any appliances to help you maintain a comfortable living environment.

Solar Power

Converting the energy of the sun into clean, sustainable energy is something that should be embraced by properties across the nation. With a constant stream of power coming during the daylight hours to be used during the night, there are a wide range of benefits to adopting this into your home.

Because solar power doesn't rely on the burning of harmful fuels to generate electricity, there is no pollution involved with powering your home - reducing your overall carbon footprint and cutting down on your contribution to greenhouse gasses.

Eco-lightbulbs

In lieu of making dramatic changes and installations to your home, there are a number of simple things you can do around the home to help contribute towards a cleaner, greener Australia.

For example, replacing your light bulbs with eco-friendly options will not only help to minimise your carbon footprint, but the reduction in energy usage will allow you to save money on power in the long run, benefiting the environment and your wallet.

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