Green Living: Creating A Cozy, Eco-Friendly Home [Infographic]

Sustainability has become an essential aspect of homeownership, and it wasn’t always like that. In the past, though people certainly didn’t deliberately set up their homes in order to harm the environment, they weren’t exactly conscious about their environmental impacts, either.

Now, aside from overall appearance and location, having a sustainable home is perhaps the most important item on a homebuyer’s priority list. According to a 2017 survey, 84% of survey respondents said that living in a sustainable or green home “is important to them.”

Aside from recycling, composting, and simply not leaving electronics on and plugged in all week long, what can property owners actually do to achieve a more eco-friendly, cozy, and cost-effective home?
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A Year-Round Guide to Essential Home Maintenance [Infographics]

Any homeowner knows that keeping your house up to standard takes a fair amount of work. However, despite people’s best intentions, it’s easy to overlook some of the essential checks that you must carry out to ensure your property remains in great shape.

So, when is the best time to carry out household maintenance tasks? Some issues present themselves seasonally while a variety of fixes are reliant on weather.  This section runs you through each season and the optimum time to perform checks, fixes and general upkeep.

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Eco-Friendly Ideas for a Homeowner [Infographic]

If you think that implementing eco-friendly measures in your home is more expensive than it’s worth, it’s worth considering that most of these measures involve short-term spending for long-term saving. Ultimately, the costs of installing new features will end up being recouped in the long run. Also, homeowners who make their homes more environmentally friendly often feel satisfaction that they are doing their bit for the good of Mother Nature.

If you would like to improve the eco-friendliness of your home, there are some very simple and inexpensive measures you can take as a very good starting point. For instance, opt for energy-saving light bulbs with low wattage that will last you for much longer than traditional incandescent bulbs. Also, get into the habit of using washing machines and dishwashers only when they are full, as using these appliances with half-loads or less is a highly inefficient practice that will serve only to plump your utility bills.

If you are very serious about living in an eco-friendly home, projects such as installing solar panels on your roof and adding insulation to walls will drastically reduce your carbon footprint and greatly boost your home’s value if you decide to sell it further down the line. These are prime examples of how a relatively minor investment now could reap substantial savings in the longer-term.

This infographic from EZ Living Interiors explores a few more ways in which you can transform your home into an impressively eco-friendly residence.

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Tips for a Green Home [Infographic]

“Homeowners can protect their homes and local waterways by taking some simple steps. Our tips for a green home and yard involve using solar energy, collecting run-off rain, properly disposing of paint brushes and paint cans, and exercising caution with pesticides and grass clippings. You can also treat your windows with low-emittance coating and close gaps by purchasing replacement windows.”

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