Although eco-friendly living has seen an increase in recent years there is still the assumption that making the change to green living has to be expensive. Not true! There are several things you can do to live greener in Denver that don’t cost much money and will save you cash in the long run.
- Save water Small shifts in your daily habits can have a big impact on your water bill and water conservation. Running a full dishwasher, washing your car at a commercial facility, and shortening showers all save water.
- Plant a garden Many green homes in Denver have personal gardens on the property allowing homeowners to plant and enjoy a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Planting your own food saves money, reduces the carbon costs of transporting foods, and releases fewer commercial fertilizers and insecticides into ground water.
- Travel wisely Consider walking, riding, a bike, carpooling, or using public transportation. Each of these saves money on fuel costs and reduces the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere.
- Upgrade your lightbulbs Switching to compact fluorescent lightbulbs is an easy way to save money and help the environment. Green homes in Denver can save $6 a year on electricity costs per compact fluorescent lightbulb.
The real estate professionals at Preferred Properties understand the green upgrades that buyers are looking for in homes. If you are interested in more information about green living in Denver and how it can help sell a home, contact us today.
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