This year marks Earth Day’s 45th anniversary. What better way to celebrate big than to go green! Keystone Custom Homes is preparing for Earth Day with tips on how to make your client’s home more eco-friendly.
Transitioning a home to go green can take some time, but here are a few simple ways PA Realtors can help their clients get started:
Simplifying life is one of the quickest and easiest ways to make a home more eco-friendly. First, decide what can be used less, including makeup, toilet paper and printer paper, just to name a few. By using fewer products, we can conserve more. At the same time, get the most out of clothing, food, personal energy and resources in order to stop spending too much time and money. If constantly buying products, they will more than likely expire before it’s time to use them. Not only does this hurt your wallet, but it’s also wasteful on the environment.
Another easy way to go green is changing all the light bulbs in a home. Instead of using incandescent bulbs that waste a lot of energy, switch to compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL). These bulbs convert most of the energy they use into light rather than heat. Plus, they consume about 75 percent less electricity and last up to 10 times longer. Starting a compost pile is another great way for your clients to go green. Instead of throwing away table scraps or boxes, use fruits, vegetables, egg shells, coffee grounds, leaves, newspapers, cardboard and more to create a healthy compost for a garden. Many nutrients are found in these products that will help retain moisture in the soil for plants. Making a compost pile not only diverts as much as 30 percent of household waste from the garbage, but it is a safe and green alternative to chemical fertilizers. To learn about how to start creating a compost pile, click here.
We need to talk about and focus on our energy efficient homes.