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Simple Eco-Friendly Changes for Homeowners

Reblogger Will Hamm
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Hamm Homes

Homeowners would be wise to see Joanne Gillet blog on this subject.

Original content by Joanne Gillet EdgeOfTheBeach.com 53243

Celebrating Earth Day: Simple Eco-Friendly Changes for Homeowners

As Earth Day approaches, it's a great time for homeowners to consider how small, everyday changes can make a significant impact on our environment.

At Edge Of The Beach Realty, we're passionate about not only finding your dream home but also helping you maintain it in a way that's kind to the planet.

Here are some easy, effective ways you can make your home more eco-friendly, starting today!

Start with Energy Efficiency

Upgrade to LED Lighting

One of the simplest ways to reduce energy consumption is by switching to LED bulbs.

These bulbs use at least 75% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs and last much longer, making them a smart investment for both your wallet and the environment.

Seal and Insulate

Improving your home’s insulation can significantly reduce your heating and cooling costs.

Check for drafts around windows and doors, and consider adding insulation to your attic and walls.

Sealing leaks and adding insulation are cost-effective ways to enhance your home’s energy efficiency.

Smart Thermostats

Installing a smart thermostat is another easy upgrade.

These devices adjust your home’s temperature automatically and can be controlled remotely, ensuring energy is used more efficiently without sacrificing comfort.

Conserve Water

Fix Leaks

A dripping faucet might not seem like a big deal, but did you know a single leak can waste hundreds of gallons of water a year?

Regularly check your faucets, showerheads, and toilets for leaks and repair them promptly to conserve water and reduce your bills.

Choose Low-Flow Fixtures

Replacing your current showerheads and faucets with low-flow alternatives can significantly decrease water usage without affecting water pressure.

These fixtures are affordable, easy to install, and can save thousands of gallons of water annually.

Smart Irrigation Systems

For those with a garden, consider installing a smart irrigation system.

These systems optimize water use based on the weather conditions and the specific needs of your plants, ensuring that no water is wasted.

Embrace Sustainable Practices

Start Composting

Composting is a fantastic way to reduce kitchen waste and enhance your garden soil.

Start by collecting food scraps like fruit peels, vegetable waste, and coffee grounds.

This not only cuts down on your household waste but also provides nutrient-rich compost for your garden.

Plant Native Species

Landscaping with native plants is not only visually appealing but also better for the local ecosystem.

These plants require less water, fertilizer, and care, making them a sustainable choice for your garden.

Read our guide to plants that help boost your home's value.

Use Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

Switching to natural cleaning products helps reduce the release of harmful chemicals into the environment.

These products are safer for your family and pets, and many brands offer effective cleaning solutions without toxic ingredients.

Invest in Renewable Energy

Consider Solar Panels

If you’re ready for a bigger commitment, consider installing solar panels.

They can significantly reduce your electricity bill and increase your home’s value.

Plus, many governments offer incentives for solar panel installation, making them more affordable than you might think.

Green Energy Providers

Another less intensive option is to switch to a green energy provider, if available in your area.

These companies generate electricity from renewable sources, reducing your household’s carbon footprint with minimal effort on your part.

Going Green 

At Edge Of The Beach Realty, we believe that making eco-friendly changes doesn't just improve your living space—it helps preserve our planet for future generations.

This Earth Day, we encourage you to take steps towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Every little change adds up to a big difference!

Do you have eco-friendly tips to share with other homeowners? Drop a comment!

Edge Of The Beach Realty


Make it a great day,




 Joanne Gillet Owner/Broker

SRES - Senior Real Estate Specialist 

Edge Of The Beach Realty
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
843 655 6343
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eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
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Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

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