Do you know how to make your home green? There are ways you can make your home more eco-friendly without having an expensive whole house renovation. Here are four tips that can help you start creating a green living space.
1. Keep caulked areas caulked. Every degree of temperature variance in a home can result in up to 10% addition to your heating and cooling expenses.
2. Check your doors. Energy can be lost through doors that are not spaced properly from the floor. If you are having flooring replaced or added, a professional installer can check your doors for proper install height.
3. Minimize use of space heaters. Spaces heaters are energy hogs and can generate more than 2 pounds of greenhouse gas per hour. These heaters don’t help your hardwood floors because the heaters increase the contraction of hardwood floors.
4. Purchase hardwood floors with the FSC Seal that are not clear cut or harvested in a sustainable fashion. There are only 4% of our own native, old growth forests still standing. The US is the worlds largest importer and consumer of timber woods and products.
If you live in the St. Louis area and need eco-friendly flooring, make sure you stop by Ambassador Floor Company in Chesterfield, MO.