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Eco-Friendly Home Upgrades

2020 is finally here, which means it's time to make goals for the new year! We hope you've made positive goals that will better you and your living space. One way to do this is to adopt eco-friendly habits in your house. Making your home more energy-efficient is more comfortable and cheaper than you think! If you're trying to be environmentally conscious this year, here are a few eco-friendly upgrades you can make to your home.

LED lights

● LED light bulbs last longer than traditional light bulbs. They don't use as much energy or produce as much heat as other bulbs. You can find these bulbs in any home store, and they fit in almost all light fixtures. LED light bulbs are available in a diverse range of shapes and sheens, so they can match your room and decor preferences. These long-lasting bulbs are sure to brighten your home and save you money in the long run!

Window treatments

● An easy way to cut down on air conditioning costs is to invest in window treatments or curtains that block heat from the sun. You can do this with blinds, shades, and awnings. Window awnings can significantly reduce the temperature inside a room during the hotter months, and many awnings today are made with synthetic fabrics that can last for years. When it comes to indoor window treatments, wooden shutters and blinds are the most effective at blocking sunlight. Sunlight can't penetrate wood as easy as other blinds made with other materials, and when completely closed, wooden blinds do not let any sunlight through.

Ceiling fans

● In addition to upgrading your window treatments, installing ceiling fans is another way to cut down on energy and air conditioning costs. Ceiling fans are practical and convenient when it comes to cooling your home and can add style to a room. You can choose from a variety of styles, colors, and sizes to personalize the look of your ceiling fan. Keep the air circulating in your house with style and add ceiling fans to your rooms!

Use non-toxic paint on walls

● If you're looking to repaint your walls, consider using non-toxic paints and finishes. Non-toxic paints, also referred to as natural paints or low VOC paints, are made with natural ingredients and are the safest paints for your house and the environment. Traditional paints release low-level toxic emissions into your home when they're applied and even for years after. Natural and low-VOC paints reduce the toxins released in your home and leave little to no odor when used. These paints cover your walls just as well as traditional paints and are easy to clean up!

Creating a green and energy-saving home is a lot easier than it looks. If you're looking to make some changes to your home this new year, consider executing these eco-friendly upgrades. By making these adjustments, you can save money and reduce your carbon footprint and give your home a makeover in the process!

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