Thinking Green? Be More Environmentally Aware at HomeThu, May 2, 2013
Going green at home can mean small changes of habit or big investments – and everything in-between.
Here’s a list of ways to make your home more environmentally friendly:
If your home is under-insulated, it’s probably not as cool in the summer or as warm in the winter as it could be.
Replacing older appliances with energy-efficient models may cost a bit up front, but they’ll save you money over the long haul.
LED lights and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) save money and energy (a lot!). They produce less heat, use less energy, and last significantly longer than traditional light bulbs.
Programmable thermostats will help you regulate temps throughout the day and night in the most energy-efficient way.
An aerator on all household faucets could cut your annual water usage by nearly half. Low-flow toilets can save thousands of gallons of water per year. Watering your lawn at night minimizes evaporation and reduces water waste, and adding xeriscaping can help you cut down on (or even eliminate) sprinkler use.
If you’re looking to buy or see a green property, find a RE/MAX agent who specializes in green real estate. Click on 'Agents/Offices' above, and select the 'Eco-Friendly' option in the pull-down menu under 'Professional Specializations.'
Learn about the RE/MAX Green commitment.