How to Have a Greener Home

It has never been more painless to make the decision to change your place to a greenhouse, and in the process, save some cash. We all need to do as much as we can to rid of waste and pollution, thereby restoring the earth to a clean state. We can all make a start by simply doing some of the many things that are possible around our dwellings. Lots of people’s income is wasted by having houses that are extremely inefficient.


Housing insulation standards were raised just a while back, so most houses are not insulated very well. Therefore, the place to start is by improving the insulation in your place, beginning with the attic, but the side walls as well when possible, and then replace any inefficient windows. As prices of energy go up, it will take less time to replace the added cost of upgrading your house.

Though most folks do not drink enough water, in other ways we do nothing but squander water. We can save enormous volumes of water with one simple change; throwing out our existing ones and putting in water-saver toilets. The new, more efficient toilets use only one and a quarter gallons of water for every flush, while the older ones found in just about everyone’s home use a considerable three and a half gallons. You could lower your water bill substantially by doing just this one thing to make your house more eco-friendly. Light bulbs are another terrible waste of energy for virtually all homes, because the regular bulbs are extremely inefficient.


Compact fluorescent lights last ten times as long while consuming only 5% of the energy that the typical light bulbs do. The extra upfront cost of the compact fluorescent light bulbs is dwarfed by the long term savings, so don’t hesitate to make your house eco-friendly in this fashion. What’s better, you might be interested to switch to even more efficient LED lights. An inefficient home will leak heat out of the house in the winter months, and let heat into the house in the summer, so better insulation will help your home throughout the year. Your house can not be made properly green by improving merely the insulation, you must put in more efficient doors and windows too.

Another drain on energy is heating water for washing dishes and doing the laundry. The latest powders used for doing the laundry and washing the dishes have gotten so good, that the washing can be done in cold water. Most of the energy used by your washing machine originates from heating the water, so in order to save the most energy, use cold water for washing clothes and doing the laundry. Making your place green in this way is so easy. And, contrary to what most people think, a dishwasher uses a lot less water as opposed to when you wash dishes the old-fashioned way. So you see, becoming eco-friendly is something that is easy to accomplish.