Remodeling to make your home more energy efficient can save you money in the long run and reduce your carbon footprint.
Angie Hicks of Angie's List said, "Another great way to improve energy efficiency in a remodel job is just to make sure your house is sealed well. Check for air leaks and that doors and windows are sealed well, vents are sealed well, but also be sure that you've got a carbon monoxide detector in your house too because you don't want to get your house sealed too tight and you end up having issues with carbon monoxide."
Jud Brouse is a Consumer. He said, "We had done some other things a few years ago like we replaced the furnace with a high efficiency gas furnace and we replaced the air conditioner with a high efficiency, but that again that was partly because we needed to and so we just went to the higher efficiency when we did."
You can even choose eco-friendly flooring that shrinks your carbon footprint.
Tony Rebuo is an Eco-Friendly contractor. He explained, "If you are looking for new flooring it's really evolved into now that there are many options for "green" alternatives. One of those that has always been around is wool. Wool is a very viable source for using as green it's a natural material."
Hicks adds, "When it comes to flooring, some of the common products used to be eco-friendly are bamboo or cork flooring because they regenerate so quickly. Additionally, hardwood floors are still a good option because they last forever and don't often need replaced."