How to Go Green at Home

Stonehenge Reserve homeEvery year, millions of people worldwide will take part in trying to help demonstrate support for environmental protection. Earth Day helps us to make a positive impact on our planet by making us aware of the steps we can take to go green and better our world we live in. There are a ton of things we can do to take that step to go green in our homes and help our planet. Here are some simple tips on how you can make your home more eco-friendly this upcoming Earth Day.

Wash your clothes in cold water instead of hot water. Almost all of the energy your washing machine uses is to heat up water. By using cold water, you not only save energy and money, your clothes will last longer without having to worry about the damage of shrinking. And when it comes to drying your clothes, make sure to clean the lint trap in the dryer to avoid dust that might build up over time.

Another way to save energy is to use natural sunlight instead of constantly turning on the lights during the day. Natural sunlight is not only energy efficient, it also cuts down the cost of your electricity bill and cuts down on air-conditioning costs during the day with the natural breezes that come in through the windows.

Keystone Custom Homes is doing its part this Earth Day with our All Energy Plus homes. Our new homes are built with custom specifications to guarantee more energy efficiency. This means homeowners enjoy lower heating costs in the winter and cooler springs and summers without the bill that typically accompanies energy costs. Using sources such as sunlight and geothermal heat, Energy Plus homes can produce electricity and heat water, as well as heat and cool spaces more efficiently. Keystone Custom Homes achieves these high tech construction methods that integrate special products such as Low Emittance coated windows that reflect heat, and block harmful UV rays. Energy Plus home guarantees savings of up to $1,500 a year as compared to a used home.

You can now visit one of our energy efficient model homes in Cecil County. One of four new Cecil County Maryland Communities by Keystone Custom Homes, Bethel Springs is located in a wooded enclave with easy access to shopping, entertainment, great restaurants, parks and recreation. The Bethel Springs model home is a gorgeous Windsor Manor with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths as well as a 2 car garage. The model home consists of a private study, kitchen with bright breakfast area, a family room, and the gorgeous owner’s suite complete with a private bath.  Visit this model home today to learn more about our energy efficient homes.

We all can do our part this Earth Day to keep our planet beautiful and our homes more energy efficient. Help make a positive impact on our world today!