We can assist you with any and all of the below remodeling suggestions; good for you and the environment.
1. Upgrade or replace your inefficient heating system. This could save you a lot of money.
2. Add insulation. In 2010, the government will give you a tax break up to $1,500 for energy efficient home improvements.
3. Replace old windows with energy-efficient ones. This is also eligible for the tax break.
4. Replace your water heater with an on-demand system or a solar water heater.
5. Add a programmable thermostat. This will help you avoid heating or cooling the house when no one is home or everyone is asleep.
6. Install CFL bulbs in all your lights.
7. Put in low-flow shower heads and faucets.
8. Use low-VOC paints and carpeting. This will help maintain healthy indoor air quality.
9. Seal up cracks and holes in the walls to prevent energy leakage. Check for leaks in your air ducts too.
10. See if you can Freecycle or donate unwanted items rather than throwing them away. We recommend Community Forklift.
11. Use recycled glass materials for tiles, countertops, and floors. Recycled aluminum and
paper products are also available for various home uses.
12. Consider bamboo or cork for flooring.
13. Bring in natural light, even if you have to add a skylight. We recommend our Solatube, we utilize many in our own store.