5 Easy Eco Friendly Home Fixes

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How can you revamp your home and make it eco friendly as well as cost efficient? Learn these five  tips for the interior of the home.

Water Heater

Do you know the current age of your water heater? Have you ever considered a tankless water heater? These only heat as much water as in needed. Although they are pricey (up to 5 times as expensive as regular water heaters, they last about twice as long as well as savings on your monthly utility bill.


The aerator (the screw on tip of the faucet) determines the flow of a faucet. Look for an aerator no more than 1.0 GPM. To ensure a proper fit, bring the one your are replacing to the store.  


These additions can easily reduce your monthly hot water use. For the shower, look into a showerhead less than 2.5 GPM (gallons per minute).


You could also consider a less than 1.6 GPM toilet and replacing your old model.

CFL/LED Lighting

These are more energy efficient than regular bulbs and give off the same amount of light. LED’s will last between 15-25 years while CFL’s can last up to 10 years.


Becoming energy efficient and environmentally friendly can be done in small steps or all at once! Hopefully some of these suggestions can help you maximize your home efficiency!



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Steve Bracero is a Real Estate Agent in Worcester County, Massachusetts and Real Estate Investor. Blog Topics include: Investing in Real Estate, Helpful Tips on House Hunting and Selling Homes. Areas of service include: Ashland, Blackstone, Douglas, Franklin, Grafton, Hopkinton, Hopedale, Medway, Milford, Millbury, Northboro, Northbridge, Shrewsbury, Southboro, Sutton, Westboro, Whitinsville, Worcester, Upton and Uxbridge.


Steve Bracero
Real Estate Agent, Heisler & Mattson
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Luke Acree
ReminderMedia - King of Prussia, PA
Making Agents Memorable

The tankless water heater is a thing of beauty. Though many of these upgrades pay for themselves over time, it can be hard to shell out the initial cash for purchase and installation. Upgrading bulbs is a great one that isn't too expensive.

Jul 24, 2017 07:00 AM #1
Steve Bracero
Heisler and Mattson - Shrewsbury, MA
First Time Homebuyer and Investor Specialist

Hi Luke Acree I agree! The light bulbs are very cheap 

Jul 24, 2017 07:06 AM #2
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

The tankless water heater is so much smaller. It fits comfortably in a small closet with room to spare...

Jul 24, 2017 08:25 AM #3
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Great suggestions, and we are big fans of LED lighting.  Wishing you a great week ahead.  A

Jul 24, 2017 04:19 PM #4
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