Across the world, people are making a conscious effort to become more environmentally friendly. The ‘change’ in ‘climate changes` has already occurred, and globally it is our responsibility to reduce the effects of our negligent behaviour towards the planet.
Scientists believe that we are now entering uncharted territory due to the billions of tonnes of CO2 we pump into the atmosphere every year.
Making conscious decisions to be more environmentally friendly is a lifestyle change we need to undertake in all aspects of our lives.
Although we have more power together as a mass, every little difference helps- and considering we spend so much time in our homes (especially due to the ongoing pandemic), why not start there?
There are several ways to make your home eco-friendly, from the larger things such as reducing appliance use or growing your own garden, to the smaller things such as buying reusable straws or recycling. But what exactly are the benefits of having an eco-friendly property? We Buy Any House are here to explain…
Water and Energy Efficiency
The price of energy is slowly increasing year by year, and as the planet’s population continues to rise, the demand and costs for energy are sadly only going to increase.
Changing habits such as turning off faucets when you are brushing your teeth, having shorter showers, and turning off sockets are effective ways to be efficient. Not only will it dramatically reduce your bills, but it is also great for the environment.
Higher Property Value
If you’re thinking of putting your house on the property market, then you may want to consider making it an eco-friendly home before you do so. Property buyers are increasingly starting to see the benefits that eco-friendly properties have, therefore increasing their value on the market.
Owning a more sustainable home demonstrates you have a future-proof way of living and are savvy in reducing bills and being kinder to the planet.
Following on from the last point, is the notion that eco-friendly homes are less maintenance. Green homes are highly sought after than their non-green counterparts, and green building materials are often more durable than standard materials and require less maintenance regarding repairs.
As the need to repair your house becomes minimal due to your properties expanded lifestyle, it will also reduce your homes environmental impact.
Healthy Indoor Environment
One of the biggest benefits of choosing to build with eco-friendly materials is that they provide a healthy environment for the interior of your home. Most standard quality products contain harmful substances that either occurs in the materials themselves or are produced during the manufacturing process.
The eco-friendly materials used to build sustainable houses are free from harmful chemicals, finishes and potential environmental pollutants- ultimately creating a healthier home environment for you and your family.
Lower Carbon Footprint
As mentioned previously, we should all take precautionary steps to reduce our carbon footprints. The overall benefit of having an eco-friendly property is that it reduces the negative impact we produce as homeowners, help sustain the environment for future generations and let us lead our lives with a clearer conscience.