Eco-Friendly Homes: Bedrooms

by: Kennedi Stratton

Why have an eco-friendly Bedroom?

Having an eco-friendly bedroom will not only help you, but the environment. It's important to respect the places we live, whether it's our outdoor life or our indoor life. Using eco-friendly products can help you save money in the future and save the environment, it's a win-win situation. So here are a few ways that you can do that!

Lights

LED lights are a good way to save money, and they convert your energy into light more so than heat. It helps save money in utility bills and uses your electricity in a correct way.
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Paint & Flooring

You can find paints that are free of VOCs (volatile organic compounds). So there isn't any odor that comes with paint application, it eliminates harmful solvents and odors.

There are also floors that have been made with recycled materials. You can find many types of eco friendly flooring such as: bamboo, cork, wool carpet, other carpets and underlayment. Regular carpets can have 2-5 times higher indoor pollutant levels.

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Windows

Having properly sealed windows can make a difference to the price you pay for your AC bill. When windows are properly sealed it keeps the outdoor temperature outside, so your unit doesn't have to work as hard to heat or cool your home.
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