Remodeling Trends Favor Eco-Friendly Home Renovations
Thinking about remodeling? Green remodeling is of the most popular home improvement trends and there are several ways to make your home more eco-friendly. You can reduce your carbon footprint by swapping your water heater for a super efficient Ruud heat pump water heater. Consider upgrading your old heating and cooling system with a new Energy Star® certified Rheem whole-home comfort solution. Complement a new heat pump system with any of the Ruud indoor air quality products, which can improve respiratory health while reducing indoor pollution.
Check out these other steps you can take to green your home when remodeling and reduce your environmental impact:
- Green your walls: Some paints contain VOCs, or volatile organic compounds, that emit harmful vapors that affect your home’s air quality and can present a wide array of health issues. Prevent this with paints that indicate reduced VOC levels.
- Green your floors: Carpets made with recycled fibers are not only resourceful, but also have been found to be more resilient – even stain-resistant – than other carpets.
- Green your lighting system: Perhaps one of the simplest swaps, using compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLS) saves up to 75 percent more energy than incandescent bulbs and lasts about 10 times longer.