In Saskatchewan, just because the majority of people oppose the carbon tax doesn’t mean everyone can’t see the benefits of reducing the carbon footprint of our homes. From the financial benefits to environmental benefits, it’s a great idea to update your home to be more eco-friendly. Here are some ways that you can update your home to become more green and healthy in Saskatoon and area.
Having older windows can sometimes mean your hard earned money is literally going straight out the window. New, high-performance windows that are energy efficient will save you money on your energy bill. Windows that save energy have features such as multiple glazing, gas fill, low-e coating and insulating spacers.
Hiring a professional landscaper can help you create a more eco-friendly yard. They take care of the logistical planning. The landscapers can plant and install a variety of plants, trees and shrubs which provide fresh oxygen, manage water retention and can help with summer shade as they grow.
This is probably the most obvious option when people think of an eco-friendly house. Although the initial cost can be high, solar panel systems provide an excellent source of clean, renewable energy to your home. Having a solar panel system installed will mean lower electricity bills and a healthier planet!
Heating and cooling contribute to a large portion of your home’s energy consumption. Having a properly insulated home can save energy and electricity costs.
If you’re looking to update your flooring, consider some renewable materials. For example, reclaimed wood. It’s renewable, versatile, durable and no additional trees had to be cut down! Cork is also an excellent option as it provides great insulation.
Some suggest considering flooring that is free from formaldehyde.
If you’re interested in making your home more eco-friendly, post your project for free at Kijenga.com and we will connect you with our certified contractors in Saskatoon.