Building a new house in the 21st century
When it comes to building a new house in today’s world you want to ensure it is environmentally friendly. At the same, it must be a sound structure that will last you well into the future.
Here are some tips on how to build an eco-friendly house
- Invest in good quality windows and doorsA poorly sealed window or door will cost you on electric bills in the long due to having to use more energy to either heat or cool the house.
- Use high-end quality environmentally friendly insulationUse good quality insulation that will last and will adequately control your home’s temperature. Poor insulation is both bad for the environment and your pocket in that your home will require more energy to heat or cool.
- Dual-flush toiletsOpting for dual flush toilets, they have two flush levels. One for liquid waste the other for solid waste. These toilets can save up to eighty percent on water consumption. Which also saves on your water bill down the line.
- Use EnergyStar certified lighting productsWhen choosing your lighting fixtures make sure you choose ones that are energy efficient. The bulbs last up to twenty-five times longer than regular bulbs and use around seventy-five percent less energy.
- Choose you faucets with water preservation in mindThe seas may be rising but the water we use is fast become scarcer. To do your bit for the water shortage when it comes to building your new eco-friendly home is choose efficient faucets. A low-flow shower head, the new electronic faucets for your bath and kitchen are designed to only allow necessary water flow through. It may be wise to ensure these faucets are fitted for your appliances such as your dishwasher and washing machine.
- Use recycled materialWherever possible try using recycled materials.
Choose a builder that has all the necessary environmental compliance certifications.