Sunday, 24 September 2017

Major Benefits of Green Remodeling

Are you interested in killing three birds with a single stone? Have you ever thought of the possibility of achieving three kinds of major saving with a single effort?  ‘A green remodeling project’ is the answer to these puzzling questions; yes, such a project helps you achieve three major savings –  on energy, materials and space!

Your Eco-friendly green living can save you big bucks as well. Green remodeling opens the window to three positive outcomes: energy economy, smart use of reclaimed materials and optimal exploitation of available space. Seize your opportunity of going green!



   
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Energy saving

Start off your green remodeling with three basic changes to your existing home decor.

v  Add more electrical insulation to those already installed in the walls, floor and vents and meet the standard requirements to improve energy efficiency.

v  Fix faulty radiators and refill coolant gases in air conditioning units, which consume more power.

v  Replace high power incandescent bulbs with LED/fluorescent bulbs.

These basic changes would go a long way in saving electricity. Your remodeling contractor will be able to do all such basic remodeling works and give you an estimate of the quantum of reduction of your energy bill after remodeling.

You may consider as well long-term benefits of harvesting solar energy. It can be a standalone system or grid tied (integrated with your electric circuits).

Use of reclaimed building materials

Durable wood with minor damages can be reclaimed for your green remodeling project. You will be saving considerable amount on buying new wooden flooring and incidentally you will not share the guilt of cutting down any new trees. Make sure that you use non-toxic paints and adhesive paste without any harmful VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds).

Eco-friendly Terrazzo tiles, which are costlier than granite, are made from chips of glass, quartz etc. Search your garage, storage and remodel debris for old broken glass and quartz; reclaim them for use as the bulk raw material for your Terrazzo tiles. The finished product will give a lustrous look to your kitchen counters.

Space Saving

This is an integral part of a green remodeling project. Your experienced remodeling contractor will be able to draw out plans for optimal utilization of built in space of your remodeled house; no clutter will be in sight in any room. For example, a family room can serve as an office room too.

A sliding door can hide the TV and speakers. A hollow box can conceal printers and file cabinets, and this can be used as a desk in the family room. These are a few of the many possibilities, which you can explore under the guidance of your contractor for the best use of your home space.

The overall cost of the green remodeling project on completion would be slightly more than a regular remodeling project, especially if you decide in favor of solar panels. However, you will be saving a lot of money in the longer run. The added advantage of green remodeling is that you will have the immense satisfaction having constructed an eco-friendly home! You need have no hesitation to go green!