Having a family friendly home that is eco-friendly is important for saving money on your monthly energy bill. It’s also essential to help teach our next generation of children the importance of protecting our environment. There’s no better opportunity to do so than when the cool air of Fall starts sweeping into our homes.
But what can you do around the house this Fall to create a family-friendly atmosphere that’s both eco-friendly and energy efficient? Take a look at the following recommended tips you can conduct around your home that the whole family will approve of.
Eco-friendly home upgrades this Fall
1) Replace older appliances
Older appliances and machines do a poor job at cleaning your belongings and keeping your house at an ideal temperature. They are also a massive consumption of energy too. Consider scheduling a whole home energy assessment of your house to make some necessary changes.
A whole home energy assessment is essentially a whole-house approach to discovering which of your appliances could use replacement or improvement. This could save you hundreds of dollars a year in energy consumption.
2) Upgrade to double-pane windows
If you haven’t done so already, you may want to consider upgrading your windows to double pane windows. Believe it or not, they have more benefits than just increasing your home’s value.
Along with looking beautiful, double pane windows can decrease your monthly energy bill while cutting down on harmful UV rays. This helps stop the fading of expensive furniture, wood floors, or anything else sitting next to your windows. Now that’s what I call transparent benefits.
3) Organic Pest Control
Everyone hates having bugs around the house, that’s why homeowners love their pest control professionals. But have you ever considered taking the organic pest control route to eliminating those creepy crawlies as they try to sneak inside for warmth this Fall?
An all-around safer route to depleting the cockroach population around your home, organic pest control uses biological pest control methods to remove bugs. It’s a much safer alternative for you, your family, and your pets than the harmful chemical sprays most companies use.
Afterward, consider installing a garden. You and your kids will love watching the butterflies, ladybugs, and praying mantis scampering around. Plus you also get the benefits of having fresh produce and herbs for cooking during Thanksgiving!
4) Add Blown-In Attic Insulation
Another eco-friendly upgrade to help create a more family-friendly home would be to add an extra layer of blown-in attic insulation. The turn-around period for keeping your home at a comfortable temperature is almost instantaneous. According to the Department of Energy, homeowners have reported a savings of up to 50% on their monthly energy bill.
Want another reason to add more insulation to your home? The Department of Energy also reported this is one of the best energy-saving projects you can undertake in your home to decrease your annual energy consumption.
What eco-friendly home upgrades will you make around the house this Fall to save energy and create a more family-friendly environment?