Improving Palm Beach homes with the purpose of making them greener and lowering costs doesn’t necessarily have to come at a tremendous cost to your pocketbook or require several months of work. In fact, several do it yourself projects can be done over a period as little as a weekend.
If you’re looking to upgrade your kitchen, you can always opt for recycled or renewable material products instead of sticking with new ones or with popular granite. For example, a stone countertop with glass that’s been recycled is a good way to start or you can opt for plywood cabinets free of formaldehyde. Floors with natural linoleum material are also good.
One of the biggest culprits for driving up monthly electric bills here in South Florida is air conditioning, practically a necessity due to the oftentimes extreme heat. A programmable thermostat will allow you to set a schedule and by simply changing the temperature for weekdays as well as weekends, you’ll likely save several hundreds on your monthly bill.