We've rounded up five smart ways to boost your home's green factor, and not a single one will require you to sacrifice the comfort and style that makes your house a home.
Pesticides, cleaning products, paint thinners, gasoline: these are just a few of the typical household hazardous products that can negatively affect your family's health and the environment if handled or disposed of improperly.
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are routinely found in products that exist in and around your home—adhesives, carpet and upholstery, composite wood products, paints and varnishes, sealing caulks, solvents and vinyl floors. Reducing VOCs can help improve indoor air quality and keep potentially harmful substances out of your home.
When your heating and cooling system is in tip-top shape, it’s easier on your household budget. Regular maintenance is key.
Before you rush out to purchase a new appliance when an old one breaks down, it’s wise to weigh the environmental impact of repairing verses replacing. Repairing an existing appliance keeps it out of the landfill and may actually save you money over the long term.
Don't go to the expense of heating and cooling your home only to needlessly lose that energy through leaks in your windows and walls. A few basic changes will help you go easier on the environment by conserving energy.
*Compared to non-electrostatic pleated filters for the capture of 0.3 to 1.0 micron particles