DIY : Is Your Home Green? – Zaarly – Medium

Is efficiency important to you? Did you know that adding in energy efficient features to your home can increase it’s value up to $5K?

Making a few changes can save you some cash on your energy bills and make your home more environmentally friendly!

Seal It

Plug, insulate, replace, repair, caulk, or seal to make your home as leak-proof as possible.

Appliances Matter

Purchase Energy-Star certified appliances.

Save Water

Look for instant or tankless water heater, and make sure your faucets are all low-flow so you keep the water bill down as well.

Keep It Steady

Have a smart thermostat installed to automatically find efficiencies and garner savings from your heating and cooling bill.

Indoor Plants

Live plants around your home act as natural air filters, and some plants are particularly effective absorbers of harmful pollutants emitted from carpets and furniture. If you are selling your home, a few beautiful indoor plants can also add some color to your home.

Install a Carbon Monoxide Detector

Carbon monoxide is an odorless gas and exposure to it can be deadly. To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, pick-up a detector at your local hardware store.

Check for Radon

Radon is a radioactive gas that is naturally present in soil, and it can enter your home through cracks in your foundation. Radon is also the second leading cause of lung cancer in the US, according to the National Academy of Sciences. Radon test kits are available at most hardware stores.

Ready to make your home a green home? Zaarly is the place to hire home service providers who are proud to be held accountable for their work. Get started today!

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