Two Ways to Go Green

There are many different conversations out there nowadays of how to “go green.” If you think about the many options, it can seem a little overwhelming. Where do you begin? Fortunately, you don’t have to do everything all at once. Taking small steps to make your home more environmentally friendly is a great way to start. Here are some key ways you can go green.

#1: Unplug.
Did you know that unused electronics can be draining energy but also draining your bank account? Hundreds of dollars could be saved each year simply by putting your computer or television on standby when you’re not using it. If you make this change, you’re on your way to doing a small part in helping conserve.

#2: Use natural lighting.
Every time you turn on a light, you’re paying for it! Even though our winter days can seem dark and dreary, try to take advantage of natural lighting as much as possible. This will help reduce your energy use. It will also help bring in warmth from the sun, and it will also create a more welcoming atmosphere inside!

#3: Replace drafty doors and windows.
Windows and doors that are old and inefficient are often leaky. They can let warm air escape in the winter and cool air escape during the summertime. Seasonal drafts can cause your heating or cooling system to work harder. That means increased energy use and higher utility bills! New Energy Star® certified windows and doors are not only a great way to help you go green, but they will also help add value to your home and will bolster curb appeal!

Ready to take steps to go green in your home? We’re happy to provide free quotes on replacing your worn windows or doors with new ones that are energy efficient and insulated. We are proud to serve Portland, Oregon and the surrounding areas, as well as Central Oregon and Southwest Washington. Whether it’s new windows or doors, new siding, or a roof replacement, our professional team can help you get your home updated so you can do your part to stay comfortable and help the environment. Visit our specials page to see what our current specials are, then contact us today for information on how to get your appointment set up!