Why would you build an eco friendly house when your previous house was perfect the way it was already and you wanted the same functional house when you’re building the new one? We’re going to tell you why. Of course, besides that it will make yourself be a beneficial contributor to world’s green act to slow down global warming and that your typical buildings are a toxic contributor to water, soil, air, and wildlife which are actually your own life support and support for future living; eco friendly houses are great for your financial beneficiary! Preserving natural resources is of course a noble and honorable move, but preserving your financial insurance also is, right? Besides, eco friendly house is a cooperation between your house and environment. Those that are not functioned against nature will last long and of course there is a high possibility of easy maintenance and if there’s any, it will not cost high! So, yes, besides eco friendly, eco friendly houses are also financial friendly.
So now if you’re interested with eco friendly house and planning to build one, there’s some steps you might want to follow. Our first suggestion is to calculate your current or previous house’s energy waste. Calculating energy usage in your house will give you clue of how much energy usage you can reduce by using eco friendly house and it will give you empowering insurance that you’ve done good, and you can also calculate what can you do to reduce energy usage; this might be done by seeing what energy is used mainly. Majorly energy waste comes from lighting. When you’re building eco friendly house, you might want to build also skylight in your roof as the source of light since daylight sun can screen through your house using clear spaces in your skylight. Besides, it is beautiful and can give your house a dreamy athmosphere; remember old time Disney’s animated fairy tales?
Building a big, wide glass window in your northern and western side of the house will also give you light supply in day and dawn, but it can be a little pricey. Try to reduce more by using light bulbs that requires only low wattage. You don’t need to be worried about the strength of light, some low wattage light bulbs are even brighter than standard light bulbs.
Consider to install solar panel to heat your water. If you’re planning on making pool or jacuzzi, you might want to consider this even more. Solar panel will save your expense. And besides your bathing needs, this can also heat up water for your food supply such as tea, or any hot beverages. Other save, you can reuse rain water for your water supply; you can use this to do your laundry or to flush your toilet, so be sure to have water saving device here. Try as much as you can to avoid carpets and other dust catching materials and instead install hard wood flooring as your major flooring material.
At the first installation, eco friendly houses are probably pricey, so we suggest you, instead of constructing wholly new house, why not trying a prefabricated house? It is cheap, simple, quick finished, and can be personalized the way you want it to be.