There is an uprising trend in the number of green homes. Perhaps the much insisted eco-friendly solution have finally caught up with real estate as people are now adopting to using renewable energy sources and materials without residual toxins inside their homes. But if you are a newly celebrated eco-friendly folk and you are on your way to buying your new eco-friendly home, there are a few things that you need to look out for.
The first thing to look for is the type of flooring. Hardwood floors are important in not only maintaining the aesthetics of the house, but in house warming as it conserves heat especially in the cold seasons of winter. It eliminates the need for carpets which are usually prone to dust.
The windows have to be orientated towards the sun, so that much natural light as possible can get into the rooms. They should also be large and preferably double paned. When there is an adequate source of natural light, you cut back on the need of artificial lighting, and in the end, you save up some money in the electric bill.
The location you choose for your eco-friendly home is of the essence. It should be away from any source of pollution, and instead, be as deep in nature as it can be. If it's near the city where there are a lot of carbon emissions from vehicles, or near some factory, then it is inappropriate. Choose instead a place where there is an abundance of trees, and nature is in its fullest.
The design that the house has is essential too. The bigger a house is the more power hungry it's going to be. That's in respect to the amount of electrical power supply needed in running the systems, and in heating and cooling it depending on the environmental temperatures. If you don't need too much space, go for a medium sized house that will be easier to maintain.