5 Purchases That Will Improve the Eco-Friendliness of Your Home

by David Mc July 13, 2017

Going green is the most sensible trend that is being practiced by millions of homeowners around the world these days. You can also take part in this cause by improving the eco-friendliness of your home and decrease energy consumption in the process.

Following are 5 purchases that will drastically improve energy efficiency and eco-friendliness of your home:

1. Bamboo Bed Sheets

Start bringing bamboo products into your home if you want to contribute to making this world a greener place. Bamboo bed sheets are the best choice in this regard as mostly bamboo is used as the raw material for manufacturing bath towels and bed sheets. They are durable, luxurious, and eco-friendly. That’s why the demand for 100% bamboo bed sheets is increasing on a daily basis.  While sheets and towels made with cotton can also be eco-friendly, 100% bamboo sheets and towels are preferred by millions of people and are the best way to go.

2. Furnace Upgrade

In winter, heating is your number one source of energy consumption. You need to invest in a new furnace if the one you already have is over twenty years old. It is recommended that you make sure to by the one with an Energy Star symbol. And if your furnace is relatively new, then there are some steps you can perform to further increase its efficiency. Some basic things to do are to clean the filters, keep the registers and baseboards in your home clear, close off rooms, etc. Furthermore, consider getting your ducts sealed if they aren't already in order to reduce heat loss by up to 20%.

3. Water Heater Upgrade

Maximum life of water heaters is around fifteen years. Consider getting a new Energy Star model of water heater if your current one is reaching its retirement. Furthermore, you can eliminate heat loss up to 40% by putting an insulating jacket around the tank.

4. Programmable Thermostat

If you can afford it, then it is recommended that you purchase a programmable thermostat. It will completely turn off while you are out of the house or at work during the day. You can also set it to go down to the lowest setting to decrease energy consumption. Doing this will save you up to 15% or more on your heating bills and will also help out the environment.

5. Insulation

Insulating the walls is another way to ensure low energy consumption and increase the heat generation indoors in winter. It is also recommended that you remove any kraft paper if your walls have them because this component is susceptible to mildew and mold formation which results in poor insulation. Furthermore, adding wall padding will increase heat generation as well.


While some improvements of the home may seem costly at first, in the long-run you will enjoy a lot of benefits such as greener home environment, healthier air quality, better heat generation, enhanced comfort, and lowered electric bills. So these improvements are definitely worth it.

David Mc
David Mc


Leave a comment

Also in News

Make Your Bedroom More Luxurious with These 9 Items
Make Your Bedroom More Luxurious with These 9 Items

by David Mc June 29, 2017

With a few changes, you can easily transform your bedroom into a luxury suite. The bedroom is not just for a good night’s sleep, it is an important sanctuary for your peace of mind, hence a proper balance between comfort and functionality is essential. From pillows to curtains, following are some tips that will make your bedroom more luxurious:

Read More

7 Ways to Stay Cool at Night During the Summer
7 Ways to Stay Cool at Night During the Summer

by Milovan Simic June 08, 2017

Staying cool, especially at night during summer can be a challenge. And it is even harder if you are living in one of the hotter states. The muggy, soaring temperatures during the summer can become the major cause of sleepless nights. However, there are some ways to stay cool and have a good night’s sleep without sweating during the summer.  Following are 7 tips:

Read More

4 Factors to Help You Know How Often You Should Replace Your Bed Sheets
4 Factors to Help You Know How Often You Should Replace Your Bed Sheets

by Milovan Simic May 25, 2017

While there is a common consensus on how often we should change our bed sheets, not as many people understand how long they should keep their bedding for before throwing it away and replacing it with something new.

There are many factors that will impact the overall lifespan of bed sheets, from how long you’ve had it for to the overall quality of the materials. But, as bed sheets will be frequently laundered, there will come a time when you should replace them!

Read More