5 Sustainable Household Upgrades That Save Money And Energy

There are many ways that homeowners can make changes—or mindfully construct when building anew—in their homes to conserve resources

Sustainable Household Upgrades

1. Get Rid Of Incandescent Bulbs

One of the lowest-lift changes you can make in your household is to replace traditional incandescent light bulbs with energy-efficient ones.

Wastewater from any source—other than toilets—can be recycled for many nonpotable uses. Doing so can cut a household water bill from 30%  to 70%.

2. Reuse Grey Water

3. Upgrade Window Frames

Many aren’t aware that windows take up 8.6% of energy use in their homes and that poorly installed windows can allow excess cold or heat in, racking up your energy bill.

4. Install Low-Flow Faucets

Low-flow faucets can reduce the water used and the energy required to heat water.

5. Add Insulation

Installing new insulation may cost money in the short term, but it can save an average of 15% annually on heating and cooling bills.