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Unexpected Benefits of an Eco-Friendly Home

by The Larry DiFranco Team, Elfant Wissahickon Realtors 11/21/2021

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For many homeowners, the purpose of creating an eco-friendly house is to reduce their impact on the environment while simultaneously lowering their utility costs. However, there are additional perks that you may enjoy if you decide to transform your house into a sustainable living space.

These are just a few of the benefits that you may realize if you live in an eco-friendly home:

You May Breathe More Easily in Your Own Home

As you work to upgrade your home's heating and cooling system in order to create an eco-friendly living space, you will find that your indoor air quality quickly improves. Small changes like changing your air filters can have an almost immediate impact on the amount of dust and pollen circulating in your home. Larger changes like switching to an energy-efficient heating and cooling system will improve your indoor air quality over time. Adding other unique touches, such as houseplants, can make the air inside your home cleaner and more refreshing.

You Might Reduce the Amount of Maintenance Required to Keep Up Your Home

Many people who are interested in living in an eco-friendly home prioritize the materials that are used during their home improvement projects. Sustainable materials created from recycled products or harvested from sustainable forests are known for being more durable over time. These materials often require less maintenance in the long-term, which can prevent you from having to take time to complete costly and inconvenient repairs in the future. While environmentally-friendly building materials may have a higher price tag initially, it's important to remember that these same materials can provide you with significant cost savings in the years ahead due to the reduced need for maintenance and upkeep.

You Might See a Boost in Your Property Value

While it's easy to see the benefits that you will enjoy while living inside your green home, it's important to recognize that others may desire those same features as well. Sustainable homes are in high-demand among conscious home buyers who see that eco-friendly features will improve their quality of life while also lowering their operating costs. In all likelihood, if you make important upgrades now to transform your home into an eco-friendly house, you will be able to sell it for a higher price than those around you who have not made those same improvements.

You May Feel Happier and Less Stressed Inside Your Home

In a green home, there is often more natural light and a better indoor air quality which can have a direct impact on your quality of life inside those walls. Increased access to sunlight will give your body a natural boost of happiness on a daily basis. The extra plants that you add to your decor will help you feel more at ease. Knowing that you are doing the right thing for yourself and the community at large will bring you the peace of mind that you have been searching for.

Whether you decide to design an eco-friendly home from the ground up, or you are hoping to upgrade your existing home into a more sustainable property, you will be able to enjoy these benefits along with others.