How? There are actually many easy ways.
We can start by installing green products in our homes. Green products are those that are environmentally safe and energy-efficient. From home insulation to solar products, these “green” products help us reduce our carbon footprint and save on energy costs.
Not only that, but in taking on a home remodeling or renovation project that incorporates the use of such products, we can also be assured of lower monthly energy costs since there will be less need for us to work our heating and cooling systems double time. That translates to hundreds of dollars in savings through time.
New green products include:
- Attic radiant barrier insulation. With attic radiant barrier reflective insulation, your home is protected against radiation, which is the primary cause for the loss of hot and cool air, therefore leading to escalated utility costs.
- Solar water heater. A solar water heating system uses the sun’s energy to heat water. This way, not only do you help the environment by utilizing renewable energy, but you also get to reduce your monthly water heating expenses and get rid of ever-fluctuating energy costs.
- Vinyl replacement windows. Vinyl windows are great for their thermal resistance. But aside from this, they are also strong, durable, and maintenance-free. What’s more, vinyl windows that meet federal energy efficiency requirements will qualify you for energy tax credit!
- Vinyl siding. Vinyl siding is a great way to protect the exterior of your home. Installing insulated siding will give your home a high level of thermal resistance and help you achieve optimum energy efficiency.