does it mean to be green?Â Because of the
threat of environmental changes, we have heard this term frequently, but many
people are not aware of the simple changes you can make in your Apple
Valley MN home to make it green that make a difference. According to the US
EPA, Green buildings are designed to reduce
the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural
Â·Â Â Â Efficiently using energy, water, and other resources
Â·Â Â Â Protecting occupant health and improving employee
Â·Â Â Â Reducing waste, pollution and environmental degradation
Many green principles can
be incorporated into your existing Apple
Valley MN home
without major renovation. Here are a couple of ways to â€œGreen upâ€ your Apple
Valley MN Home.
Water Conservation: When replacing
appliances or fixtures, look for those that use less water, such as low-flow
faucets and shower heads, dual-flush toilets, front-loading washing machines
and newer models of dishwashers with two drawers, so you can run small loads.
Using less water can add up to big savings on your water bills.
Air Quality: Reduce dust
and improve ventilation by cleaning carpets, floors and furniture regularly. Look for low- or
no-VOC (volatile organic compound) paints, stains, adhesives, carpets and hard
surface flooring, as well as wood and bamboo products manufactured without
Energy Conservation: "Energy efficient appliances save you
money in your electrical bill, and there may be tax incentives for switching to
more efficient systems. Other ways include using a programmable thermostat, add
insulation in walls, ceiling and floor, and insulating windows, window
treatments and floor coverings, and using energy
efficient light bulbs.
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Home?Â Download a copy ofÂ The Sellers
list of 27 easy fix ups.