Using Your Decor to Create a More Sustainable Home

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For Laughlin, Nevada, residents, creating a more sustainable, eco-friendly home is as easy as being mindful of your decor. Choosing the right window treatments, positioning your furniture smartly, and upcycling can lessen your carbon footprint and help you save big on energy bills.

Choose Curtains That Prevent Air From Escaping

When it comes to choosing window treatments, opt for curtains made of materials that manage heat loss and gain. Descriptions like “thermal curtains,” “blackout curtains,” and “energy-efficient curtains” all indicate that the material will help keep the heat out during the summer and keep it in during the winter.

Keep Furniture Away From Vents and Ducts

When arranging furniture, be mindful of those air vents and ducts. You never want to position furniture in such a way that you’ve blocked your home’s airflow. Doing so can cause your HVAC system to work harder just to maintain your desired temperature, which increases your energy bill. You should also arrange furniture away from windows to avoid drafts.

Position Electronics Away From the Thermostat

Electronics like televisions and computers give off a lot of heat, so the last thing you want to do is position them near your thermostat. Doing so will mess up the thermostat’s reading, which throws off the temperature throughout your entire home. Position electronics away from vents and air ducts, and ensure they’re turned off after use to save energy.

Opt for Sustainable Materials

When choosing your home’s flooring, furniture, artwork, and other decor items, incorporate as many reclaimed and upcycled items as possible. If you’re shopping for new decor, choose items marked with a fair trade label, which indicates they were made using sustainable practices that protect the earth’s natural resources rather than exploiting them.

Creating a more sustainable home is all about forming good habits and thinking outside of the box. Ensuring your heating and air conditioning system receives proper maintenance is also key. Contact Ambient Edge at 702-479-7464 to schedule your next appointment. 

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