Friday, August 02, 2013


If you like to save money and live a bit more healthy, you’ve probably entertained the notion of living in an eco-friendly home. But like a lot of hopes and dreams, it seems that is much harder to get there than it actually are. But once you make a commitment to having an eco-friendly house, you’ll find there’s more to it than benefiting the environment and your health.

The great thing about living in an eco-friendly home is that it’s not only more healthy, it helps the environment and you save more money as time goes by, according to the California Association of Realtors. But those aren’t the only benefits, there are many more.

Benefits of an Eco-Friendly Home

Okay, so you know by now that living in an eco-friendly home means a more healthy lifestyle and benefits the environment, but how does it do those things and what are the other benefits? Here are a few of the most notable:

  • There are many financial benefits to living in an eco-friendly home. First and foremost, are utility costs, which are less than a non eco-friendly house. With the right insulation, coupled with energy efficient appliances which can also be solar powered, you’ll use less energy every month and save money on your utility bills.
  • Better building materials make for a better, more lasting home. Fewer repairs will be necessary in an eco-friendly house, another money saver.
  • Resale and investment are also a big benefit. As the demand for eco-friendly, energy efficient homes continues to rise year after year, owners of such property will see a nice return on their investment when it comes time to sell.
  • An eco-friendly home is built from materials which are free of toxins, have natural ventilation, and are typically free of mildew and mold. 
  • There are financial incentives to an eco-friendly home as well. Many states and localities, as well as utilities, offer significant rewards for going green because it reduces the load on the system.
  • More safety and security. Green homes are generally equipped with advanced safety and security systems, making them ideal for families.

Not only can you enjoy these big benefits, but you’ll be able to directly contribute to the health of the environment. By using less natural resources and being more synergistic with the outside world, you’ll have a home that’s packed with all kinds of pluses.

Lastly, when you buy or upgrade to an eco-friendly home, you are making a significant contribution to you and your family’s longevity. Studies show that living in a green home makes for less health problems.

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