Opting for a green home renovation instead of constructing a new home is a step towards embracing eco-friendly remodeling and saving on energy expenses.
Energy-efficient Upgrades with Sustainable Materials
Swapping out single-pane windows with energy-efficient alternatives can result in annual savings of up to $465, according to the US Department of Energy. Additionally, these energy-efficient windows enhance home comfort by minimizing drafts and maintaining a more consistent temperature, ensuring a cozier environment during both winter and summer.
Adding small windows like skylights, bathroom windows, and windows on doors also helps add up savings by eliminating the need to turn on lights in the daytime.
Light the way to a better future by enhancing your home’s lighting. One of the easiest sustainable home upgrades available, switching out lighting fixtures and old bulbs effectively reduces your energy consumption by consuming up to 90% less energy compared to traditional bulbs.
You can take structural enhancements to the next level by incorporating eco-friendly materials. Opt for sustainable insulation options that can be placed between your home’s inner walls and the outer exterior. This strategy helps in maintaining a consistent temperature indoors, keeping your living space more comfortable and, in turn, reducing your energy expenses.
Anderson remodeling primarily uses SuperPaint that enhances your indoor air quality, one paint coat at a time. With cutting-edge technology and a VOC-free formula, SuperPaint® featuring Air Purifying Technology* plays a vital role in improving indoor air quality by decreasing VOC emissions from sources like carpet, cabinets, and fabrics. Furthermore, it keeps your rooms smelling fresh with its odor-eliminating technology that swiftly neutralizes unwanted household odors. With an extensive range of colors, including 540 stunning options from the Living Well™ collection, choosing SuperPaint® with Air Purifying Technology is an effortless decision for the well-being of your home. In addition, this product contains agents that inhibit the growth of mold and mildew on the surface of this paint film.
Look for the relatively new Energy Star certification when replacing appliances. They are 15% more energy efficient than appliances that aren’t certified. Rebates and tax credits are available for certified windows, doors, and skylights.
Even the color of your roof shingles can influence how much heat they absorb or reflect, potentially impacting your costs. Installing new shingles can lead to significant annual savings.
Green Remodeling Tips
Take old furniture, clothes, shoes, working appliances, and other items to your local resale store, or have a yard sale and donate the remaining items to a thrift store. While you’re dropping off your items, you might be surprised at what reusable and repurposed decor you may find inside for your new Green Home while saving items from the landfill!