Last week, in celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, we discussed simple green practices that homebuyers can do in their new home. This week, let’s discuss tips for helping homebuyers become more environmentally friendly in their new home, before they even move in.
Green practices are a lifestyle choice and there’s no better way to get started with these practices, than to be prepared before even moving into a home. Here are a few simple steps homebuyers can take to make their home more environmentally friendly:
- Install energy efficient appliances. Did you know that the average home causes more air pollution than the average car? This is because the energy that powers homes is generated by power plants. By installing energy efficient appliances the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy estimates that we would decrease the demand for electricity by the equivalent of 25 large power plants!
- Conduct an energy audit of the home. Conducting a do-it-yourself home energy assessment is easy. Continue reading