It has never been easier to make the decision to change your place to an eco-friendly house, and in the process, save some money. All people share the obligation to clean up our environment by eliminating waste and pollution. There are many ways that this can be accomplished around our individual homes, and it is something that each of us have to begin doing. Virtually all dwellings are not very efficient, which means expenses are higher than they need to be.


Only recently have housing standards for insulation been increased, so the majority of houses are very poor when it pertains to insulation. You could thus make a huge improvement by taking on your house’s insulation, firstly in the attic and side walls, and then putting in more efficient windows where necessary. The incidental savings on energy costs will cover the cost of the upgrades over time, and even more quickly so if energy costs keep going up.

Paradoxically, people drink insufficient water but waste a lot of water in many ways as well. Merely changing our commodes to the water-saver type will stop a considerable amount of water from being flushed down the sewer. The new, more efficient toilets use only one and a quarter gallons of water for every flush, while the older ones found in just about everyone’s home use a massive three and a half gallons. If you did nothing more than this, in making your house eco-friendly, it would make a huge difference in your water bills. Typical light bulbs are so inefficient and are responsible for a lot of energy wastage in nearly all homes.


Compact fluorescent lights last ten times as long while consuming only 5% of the energy that standard bulbs do. The extra upfront cost of the compact fluorescent bulbs is dwarfed by the long-term savings, so don’t hesitate to make your house earth-friendly in this fashion. As their efficiency is even higher, you could think about maybe changing to LED lights. Improving your home’s insulation will make it more efficient throughout the year because poor insulation lets heat escape in the winter and conversely lets it in in the summer. Your home will only be entirely green once the insulation has been upgraded as well as the windows and doors.

Another area where energy might be saved is the heating up of water for washing the clothes and dishes. You can just use cold water for the laundry today, given how much powder detergents have gotten better. Heating up the water is for the most part responsible for the energy used through washing the laundry, so try to use cold water instead. Making your place eco-friendly in this way is extremely easy. And, contrary to what most people think, a dishwasher uses a lot less water as opposed to when you do the dishes manually. After you’re done reading these hints, there’s no excuse for anyone not living a greener life.