Earth Day Tips for Your Home
In observance of Earth Day, The Fay Group is here to help our clients and readership with valuable information that will help make a greener home. Right now, many people are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint, and a great place to start is on the home front.
Many options are available as far as products and technologies are concerned, not to mention a few simple habits you can adopt to make the world a better, cleaner place.
Below, The Fay Group goes over some Earth Day tips for going green at home.
Be a More Conscious Consumer
Before you do any sort of upgrade or overhaul, you can practice making more conscious decisions when it comes to the products you buy and the brands you support. Top green brands include Patagonia, Dr. Bronner’s, and Numi. As you can likely tell, you can make more environmentally conscious choices when it comes to the foods you consume, the beverages you drink, and the clothes you purchase and wear. Now is the time to pay a little closer attention to which companies, brands, and organizations you support. If a company or brand is not holding up their end of the environmental bargain, it’s a good idea to give them the boot and stop giving them your hard-earned dollars.
Crafting a Green Sanctuary at Home
Many people plan to go out into the world and plant a tree on Earth Day, which is a fun and fulfilling way to make a positive impact in your community. You can also take such measures at home, whether it’s in your front or back yard. The benefits of planting trees include combating climate change, providing oxygen, preventing soil erosion, and even preventing harmful UV rays.
If you haven’t already, head to your local nursery to check out the best and most viable options for your neck of the woods. Once the planting is done, you’ll get to enjoy the benefits of raising plants and trees while engaging in eco-friendliness as well.
Green Upgrades for Your Home
From smart plugs that automatically cut off energy when devices are not being used to solar-powered outdoor lights, there are so many products and technological innovations that will help you reduce your carbon footprint while helping you save money simultaneously.
There are also backup energy solutions such as solar-powered generators that will ensure you have the power supply you need, even in emergencies. Nowadays gas-powered generators are starting to become a thing of the past, and if you run out of fuel for a gas-powered generator, you could end up in an uncomfortable situation during your time of need. Solar-powered backup energy solutions are a more sustainable and often a more reliable option.
There are a variety of benefits when it comes to going green at home, including increasing your home’s resale value. If you’re thinking about selling your home, there are more than a few simple upgrades you can make that will end up being a smart investment when it comes time to sell. If you have any questions about going green on the home front or selling/purchasing a home, The Fay Group is here to help. Contact us today to learn more about why we are the number one real estate team in Maricopa County.