Making Your Home Environmentally Friendly – Guest Post

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Making Your Home Environmentally Friendly

There has never been a better time than now to go green. Besides there being government rebates for eco-friendly home improvements such as installing solar panels, climate change continues to get worse by the day, and eventually will be completely outside of mankind’s grasp. Therefore, it is your duty as an inhabitant of this planet to go green. Throughout the San Diego region, there are numerous construction companies with expertise in making homes energy efficient, so you can get started right away. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your environmentally friendly remodeling plan.

    • INSULATION: Insulation is a good place to start if you would like to make your house more eco-friendly. Most homes lose about half of their heat through the walls and roof. Upgrading your insulation will reduce your dependence on the thermostat, which will save you lots of money in addition to easing up the carcinogens released by the heater. Insulation upgrades are a common practice for green construction companies.


  • SOLAR PANELS: Custom home builders recommend having solar panels installed so you can create your own energy. Solar hot water heaters cut out all the pollutants created by conventional water heaters and can provide up to half of your hot water requirements. Now is a great time to invest in solar panels because the government is offering rebates to purchasers. If you buy solar panels, you will receive a significant portion of your money back, and will then be energy independent, powering your own home for free. (Assuming, of course, that you do not have to pay for access to the sun.)



  • GET A SMART METER: A smart meter is an ingenious tool that can list the energy consumption for each appliance in the house. You can use the smart meter to figure out which appliances use the most energy and where you can make the most effective cuts.


  • CLOTHESLINE: If you have a large enough yard and live in a relatively dry climate, then consider constructing a clothesline. You can greatly reduce your energy consumption by air-drying your clothes and also save quite a bit of money.



This should help you create a starting point for upgrading your home. To make your house truly eco-friendly, start calling up an environmentally friendly remodeling company today.

What are doing this new year to make your home more environmentally friendly?


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  1. We really need to work on making our home more environmentally friendly. It's hard to do since we rent.
    However, we do recycle items and use recycle bags at the grocery store.

    Great post!

  2. I am going to try to get some insulated blinds or curtains and caulk my doors and windows

    ceis8009 at yahoo dot com

  3. Nice looking blog – I found you via Green Follow Friday. 🙂 Our house is very un-eco (we just bought it a few months back) and we are working our way through to green…slowly! ~Laura (GiRL)

  4. A (Daily) Woman says:

    We use a clothesline in the spring and summer but my family always complains that the clothes are stiff even though I use fabric softener. Any suggestions?