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Ecofriendly Homes

By Esther Alarcon

People prefer to purchase ecofriendly houses these days. The particular ecofriendly homes offer lots of benefits towards the environment. These kinds of homes are designed for improving the life span of our own planet by improving the environmental situations. These homes may also offer a lot of benefits to their owners such as reduced utility costs and much healthier quality of air.

The different instructions that should be adopted by people prior to buying ecofriendly houses are detailed below:-

*The costs involved with the building of an ecofriendly home are usually approximately 5 to 20 percent over the price necessary to construct a standard home. A person who would like to possess an ecofriendly home must look into the features which he wants to employ in his house. For each environment friendly characteristic he has selected for his new home, he should figure out the actual cost savings that he might acquire for his utility bills. By doing such quotes, he will be able to determine that number which will be required to recuperate the extra charges which will be needed to construct an ecofriendly home.

* A person must take advantage of environment friendly supplies as a way to build his house. The ecofriendly materials are defined as those supplies which are produced locally, natural, lasting and require minimal processing when they are produced. People should only make full use of non-toxic as well as safe materials for building their houses. Individuals should not buy additional materials which might get wasted. All the stages of creating an environment friendly home should be properly planned in order to avoid wastage of numerous construction materials.

* An environment friendly house should be equipped with water saving gadgets within the sinks, showers and flush of the toilet. These homes must be built with rain water tank. These tanks may be used to flush toilets, clean clothes and water the gardens. The use of rain water tank will facilitate the recycling of water.

* Solar energy is a replenishable type of energy which is found in abundance. People must harvest the energy of the sun to get numerous benefits. Big double panel windows must be positioned on the northern side of the house. Solar panels need to be installed in the homes for heating water.

* The houses need to be insulated properly in order to make efficient utilization of energy. The ceilings of the houses should be installed with double insulation so as to catch heat and stop its escape from the ceilings.

* People should only purchase electrical appliances and light bulbs which will make efficient utilization of electrical energy. Depending on the budget of a person, he should purchase the most energy efficient appliances.

* People should only make use of those materials and paints which cleanse the air by allowing the air to permeate. People should install hardwood floors so as to prevent making use of carpets along with other dust attracting components in the house.

The building of ecofriendly homes would help in keeping the environment safe.

If you really care about your future, be eco friendly. We all could accomplish this by choosing eco friendly products and engaging in environment friendly pursuits. We just have one world to live in so we should stand up for it!

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Alarcon, Esther "Ecofriendly Homes." Ecofriendly Homes. 24 Jun. 2010. 13 Sep 2014 <>.

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Alarcon, E (2010, June 24). Ecofriendly Homes. Retrieved September 13, 2014, from

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Alarcon, Esther "Ecofriendly Homes"

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