What Are Some Things I Can Do To Make My Existing Home More Green?

March 7, 2008 at 5:50 pm 1 comment


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Contributing Writers: Renee Lafair & Alex Ferdman, http://www.GreenPlaces.com
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The most important way to make a home more “green” is to reduce its energy consumption. For starters, replace your current lightbulbs with CFLs (compact fluorescent lightbulbs). In many cases, they use 1/4 as much energy as their standard filament counterpart.

Have your mechanical system tested for leakage.

See if there is a better way to insulate your attic with spray foam insulation to reduce the difference in air temperature between inside that attic and outside. On some summer days in Austin, it can be 100 degrees outside and up to 160 degrees in an attic. Most cooling equipment is located in that sauna upstairs.

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  • 1. sash windows  |  April 21, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    You can replace the glass to double glazed units in pilkington eneriKare glass. If you want replacement windows make sure your new windows have a minimum of Pilkington K glass but energiKare has the lowest u Value which will give the best energy rating.

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