By: Andrea Davis
You’ve probably already been advised to make the typical green improvements — LED lighting, solar panels, double-paned windows, weather-stripping–or have invested in a few energy-efficient options. But your budget only extends so far and you can only do so much without refinancing your mortgage.
However, there are a wide variety of more affordable green options many homeowners don’t know about. So consider some of these sustainable options for your home that help the environment without breaking the bank.
1. Repair, Don’t Replace
Instead of replacing items in your house with the latest and greatest, try repairing or updating them instead. While it may seem smart to invest in new technologies, it also means throwing away old appliances, TVs, and furniture in landfills, which hurts the environment. By repairing or upgrading your old items, you cut down on what goes into landfills while still keeping accessories relevant to your home design.
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