When you built or moved into your home, I wouldn’t be surprised if the energy efficiency of the structure was the last thing on your mind. Now that you’ve lived in your house for some time, though, you’ve probably noticed the bills aren’t getting any cheaper.
That’s why sustainable design isn’t just a fad—it’s an investment for the future.
We’ve all heard how bad pollution is for the environment. You may even already try to be green by driving less. Having a house that wastes something as simple as electricity, though, isn’t doing you or the planet any good. Sustainable design can incorporate a wide variety of changes to make your home better for everyone, and the solutions are not as expensive as you may think. Everything from more insulation packed into your walls to energy efficient windows and blackout curtains can help drastically decrease the amount of electricity you need to keep your house cool during Tucson’s hot summers. This is not just good for the environment, but also for your checkbook.
Best of all, you won’t have to wait until you try to sell your house to see the benefits of the changes you’ve made. Within days of sustainable design implementation, you’ll notice that your air conditioner won’t need to run as often, your walls will be cooler to the touch, and you will never regret the investment you made to make you house this way.
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