5 Simple DIY Green Projects For Your Home
Posted: Mar 4, 2015 by ecoREsource Properties
If you’re like the majority of Montanans, you live here for the beauty of the wilderness, and you want to protect it. There are a number of simple things you can do at home to help protect the Earth and save money at the same time. Check out these 5 green projects for your home:
1.Replace Your Faucet Aerators and Showerheads - Purchase high efficiency faucet aerators and showerheads, and install them in your home. Both of these solutions are simple and effective. Click here Installing an efficient showerhead for a tutorial, the tools you’ll need, and the things to think about. Installing a high efficiency faucet aerator is also very easy, and often doesn’t even require a tool.
2.Change Your Air Filter - Did you know that your air filter should be changed on a monthly basis? When your filter is dirty, it impedes air flow, making your system work harder than it needs to. Replacing the filter helps save money each month and may extend the longevity of your system. If you can’t change it on a monthly basis, at the very least, make sure to put in a new one every three months.
3.Update With Green Flooring - Are you ready to get rid of your stained carpets or tired linoleum? There are a lot of materials that can improve the appearance of your home but are not a burden on the environment. For example, bamboo flooring is all natural. It holds up well over time, and it looks great. Stone flooring is another option. Simple to clean, it is also relatively easy to install. Finally, look into recycled glass tiles; they can really add color to any interior space.
4.Install Weather Stripping - Your home can lose a lot of energy around the windows and doors. Weather stripping is a simple solution to this problem. It does not cost a lot of money, and you only need a few hours to install it. The difference it makes, however, is substantial.
5.Paint With Nontoxic Paint - Painting is an inexpensive (and easy) way to completely change the look and feel of your home. With a bit of prep work, you should be able to knock out several rooms over the course of a weekend. Seek out nontoxic paint to cut back on indoor air pollution. Nontoxic products also reduce the number of contaminants that wind up in landfills.
There are a lot of inexpensive, quick tweaks you can make around the house that will help the planet and your wallet. Click here to see more green do-it-yourself projects. Set aside a weekend to see what you can accomplish in your home!