Green Remodeling Tips

Green Remodeling:

Tips to Keep in Mind

Green Remodeling Tips

Green Remodeling Tips from GGR Energy

There are several benefits for a greener home remodel. There are more ways to make your home greener than by adding a splash of green color to your home décor.  Green remodeling has taken a fresh look and is now easier than ever to complete. A green do-it-yourself is will save you time and money in the long-run. There are many steps that can be taken to make your home fashionable and efficient without breaking the bank. Just follow these simple steps to make your home a change for the greener.

*LED Lights: No hazardous substances are used inside LED bulbs. Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and traditional light bulbs contain small amounts of mercury, while no hazardous substances are used in the manufacturing of LED light bulbs.

*Cut your water bill in half, without cutting shower time in half: It’s best to go for a single low-flow shower head rather than investing in a shower head with a multitude of shower flows and sprays.

*Waste energy, waste water:  Looking into high-efficiency water heaters or insulate your pipes to warm up to a lower water and energy bill. For hot water faster, try moving the hot water heater closer to the faucet, or install demand pumps to push the flow of hot water directly to the fixture.

*Install wall-mounted efficiency toggle switch plates: In order to be more efficient in electrical usage for everyday electric appliances, the solution is simple. Mount switch platesfor the outlets where you plug in your televisions and computers to make it easy to cut off the power to electronics you’re not using.

*Don’t let leaks drain your water bills: A drippy faucet can keep you up at night, and add up to massive water waste. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, one faulty faucet wastes 3 gallons of water per day. Make sure leaky pipes are fixed with a quick tighten, or in more extreme cases, a call to a plumber. Saving on water leaks can help you put money towards your remodel.

It’s easy to turn your remodel green. These simple do it yourself tips will help to make your home both eco and environmentally friendly. A greener house will save you some green to put towards your home’s remodel.