It feels like the entire world is finally starting to embrace the idea of “going green.” People are becoming more and more conscious of the amount of energy that they are consuming and how they could begin to cut back on that consumption.
One of the easiest ways to dramatically reduce your carbon footprint on the earth is to make the choice to move into a green home that makes good use of some of the latest energy efficient technologies.
That idea sounds great on the surface, but what does it actually look like on a day-to-day basis? Well, let’s take a look at a day in the life of someone who owns a green home.
Getting Ready for Work
You’ll be able to start off every single day on the right foot in your green home because you won’t be wasting water or energy while getting ready for work.
After you get out of bed and head to the bathroom to jump in the shower, you won’t have to wait long for the water to get warm thanks to the energy efficient tankless water heater that is installed in your home.
By heating water only when it's needed, tankless water heaters reduce your water heating expenses, while also providing continuous hot water delivery.
In addition to heating your water on-demand, you will also be using a lot less of it thanks to your energy efficient low-flow faucets, shower heads, and toilets.
Heading Off to Work
After whipping up a green smoothie using ingredients kept in your energy efficient refrigerator, it’s off to work in whatever hybrid vehicle you prefer to drive.
But before you pull out of the driveway, take a minute to appreciate the effort that went into your green landscaping.
Landscaping is one of the most under-appreciated features of the modern green home. Those strategically places trees shading your home from the sun during the day, and the water-conserving xeriscaping will both save you a fortune in energy costs.
While You’re Out
Thanks to your automated and remote thermostat, you have complete control over the amount of energy used to heat or cool your home, even when you aren’t there. Programming your house to use less energy maintaining its temperature when you’re not home can save you a fortune in energy costs.
Speaking of Energy Bills
When the time comes to pay your utility bills each month, you will be able to actually quantify the amount of money that your commitment to living in a green home is actually saving you.
Thanks to features like solar panels, energy efficient appliances, and even clever uses of landscaping and curtains, your green home will dramatically reduce your energy bills compared to similar houses without these green features.
When the Sun Goes Down
As the sun begins to set on this beautiful day in your green home, that’s when it’s time for all of your energy efficient lights to turn on. Thanks to fantastic technology improvements like LED light bulbs, your green home has beautiful bright lighting options that use a fraction of the energy that is used by traditional lighting.
Rest Easy with a Clear Conscious
As you head off to bed after a wonderful day living in your green home, take a minute to appreciate the fact that you can get a good night’s sleep with a clear conscious knowing that you are doing your part to preserve the environment thanks to the fact that your home was built with energy conservation in mind.
“Going green” might be one of the most popular trends in new home construction these days, but it also makes a lot of financial sense for anyone who is looking to lower their long-term costs of living.
So if you are in the market for a new home, try to make sure it’s a green one!