4 Ways To Make Eco-Friendly Home

Your new house might have a fairly huge environmental footprint. Buildings, including residences, account for almost 40 percent of all energy used up in the U.S., according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Now that you have your house, you can plan remodeling and renovation projects to make your living space more environmentally conscious. Insulate Your Walls Insulate your home and use less energy to warm and cool it. Newer homes have a tendency to come with insulation, but they might gain from more. Older homes have a tendency to have less insulating material. The Department of Energy recommends a home inspection to learn the R value of the insulating material before you add more. R value is the resistance to heat; the occupation of insulating material will be to keep heat on the right side of the wall (out in summer, in during winter). First check with your local utility…

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