Earth Day is this Friday – the day dedicated to bringing awareness to environmental protection! Many people go out and plant trees on Earth Day, others pick up trash in a local park, but we think a little closer to home.
There are many things you can do to and within your home to go green and stay green year-round. Bonus: not only will you be helping to save the environment, but you’ll save a little cash too!
Going green in your home is all about saving energy. In the US, the most common source of energy is coal, which is also the single largest source of pollution. Each year, coal plants release 4 million tons of CO2 into the air—the equivalent of cutting down 161 million trees! By using energy-efficient products as part of your home improvement, you can help cut the amount of energy you use every single day.
Here are just some of the home improvement projects that will help your home become a green home:
What contributes the most to your electricity bill? If you’re like most people, the answer is heating and cooling. One of the best things you can do to reduce your heating and cooling costs is to replace old windows with energy-efficient windows. You can save 45% on your heating and cooling just by replacing your old windows!
Energy-efficient windows will help keep the heat out during the summer and, vice versa, won’t let the heat escape during the cold winter months. New windows can do so much for a home! They are one of the first things we recommend updating in any home improvement project.
Green Up Your Entry Door
While a green door would make quite the statement, we’re not talking about colors here. Update your entry door to a stylish and energy-efficient door! Whether you’re searching for wood, glass panel, fiberglass, or steel, there are a variety of energy-efficient entry doors to choose from.
Learn how to choose the perfect entry door for your home today.
Siding That Does Double Duty
Siding is meant to protect the walls of your home, but insulated siding also helps insulate your home to keep the heat in during the winter and out during the summer months. Updating to insulated siding can help you save as much a 20% on your energy bill!
Looking for more tips on how to go-green around your home this Earth Day? Check out these tips for an environmentally friendly remodel. Or get started on your way to saving energy (and money!) with a free estimate from one of our home improvement specialists! Contact Aspen today for more information on door siding or window replacement in Lancaster, Columbia, Bel Air or other areas throughout Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland.