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How to Have an Eco-Friendly Home Renovation

Have you ever thought of getting an eco-friendly home renovation?

If you have felt the effects of climate change and need a new renovation for your home, consider renovating in an eco-friendly way.

 

Beside it being our social and environmental responsibility, here’s what you’re going to get from getting an eco-friendly home building and construction:

 

  • Good health
  • Energy-efficiency
  • Lower cost of building materials
  • Low water consumption
  • Low operation and maintenance cost
  • Excellent indoor environment

 

Because you reap these benefits, expect to save a lot of resources and money on bills in the long run. If you like what you’ve been reading, it’s time to know how you can renovate your home in an eco-friendly way.

 

Invest in an Excellent Eco-Friendly Home Insulation.

 

With good insulation, you won’t have to use gadgets and appliances to keep you cool and warm. You will reduce your carbon footprint and save money on electricity bills, as you don’t have to spend much on appliances and devices.

 

Green Energy Installation.

 

Green electricity can be expensive to install at first, but it is all worth it. Green electricity is environmentally-friendly. It will also save you money in the long run. Consider installing solar panels to save electricity.

 

Don’t Use Products With Harmful Components.

 

If you paint with volatile organic compounds (VOC), you will jeopardise the environment and your family’s health. The VOC evaporates into the air as you wait for the paint to dry out. There are also kinds of paint that emit VOC for years. These compounds contain molecules that cause harm to those who will be in contact with them.

 

Health issues that you might get from contacting VOC are the following:

 

  • Fatigue
  • Organ damage
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Throat irritation
  • Visual impairments
  • Eye irritation
  • Impaired memory
  • Nose irritation
  • Allergic reactions
  • Cancer

 

Besides VOC in paints, other products used in construction may have harmful components, such as formaldehyde. Because of this, make sure to choose construction products free from VOC and other toxic chemicals.

 

Avoid Demolition.

 

As much as possible, deconstruct or reface. Do not opt for construction services that will require you to waste materials by tearing down walls. Identify which materials you can save and reuse if you have to do it.

 

Don’t Just Throw All Your Trash Away.

 

Before or during the renovation, you’ll realise how much you hoard your old stuff. Instead of directly shooting your old things in the garbage bin, choose which ones you can put up for a garage sale or donate. You’ll earn some money and help your community while saving the environment.

 

Use Renewable or Reclaimed Wood and Materials.

 

Renewable and reclaimed woods are excellent options for eco-friendly home renovations. They are also high in quality. Reclaimed woods don’t warp if you install them correctly, and renewable wood, such as cork, is waterproof and easy to maintain.

 

Also, consider using recycled materials that are still in good condition, such as glass and bricks. This will save you a lot of money on your eco-friendly home renovation expenses, especially materials.

 

Install Technology That Can Help Regulate Your Resources.

 

Believe it or not, every household has wasted resources such as water and electricity. To minimise consumption, buy furniture, fixtures, or gadgets with energy-saving or energy-regulating features.

 

One example is a dual-flush toilet with a different flush for liquid and solid waste. This feature will help you avoid wasting water unnecessarily. LED lights are another example. These lights are environmentally friendly, but they are also inexpensive and long-lasting.

 

(Also read: Sustainable Renovation: How to Upgrade Your Home)

We know that an eco-friendly home renovation can help you save money but also save the environment. Request a quote now if you want to know how we can help with your green renovation.

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