10 Ways to Make Your Home Clean & Green
We take great pride in offering energy efficient systems that help your family stay comfortable and healthy while reducing your home’s carbon footprint. Here are the top 10 ways we can help make your home cleaner and greener:
1. Switch to a Tankless Water Heater
With no pilot light constantly burning gas and on-demand heating, Tankless Water Heaters use HALF the gas of tank-style water heaters.
2. Combine Your Boiler & Water Heater
If you have a boiler, you can upgrade to a 96% efficient combination appliance that heats both your home and your water.
3. Clear Your Sewer
One of the most overlooked aspects of home maintenance is the sewer. When not regularly cleared and inspected, sewers can cause a myriad of filthy problems including gross smells, dirty water pools in the yard, mold growth, and rodent and insect infestations.
4. Filter Your Home’s Water
You can stop hauling heavy water bottles and adding more plastic to landfills by filtering all your home’s water. Install a whole house water filter and get clean, great-tasting water from every tap in your home.
5. Maintain Your HVAC System
Installing a high-efficiency HVAC system is great, but keeping it efficient means maintaining it. Getting an annual tune-up on your HVAC system can improve its efficiency and keep it under manufacturer’s warranty. Luckily we offer a Home Service Plan to help keep your system on schedule!
6. Upgrade to SpacePak
If you have a radiator-heated home, SpacePak AC is a complete and energy-efficient alternative to AC window units. Oh and we just happen to be the number one installers of SpacePak in the country!
7. Install a High-Efficiency Furnace or Boiler
If you haven’t already done so, it’s probably time to upgrade to a high-efficiency furnace or boiler. Doing so can make a big impact on your home’s carbon footprint.
8. Filter Your Home’s Air Through Your HVAC System
When you filter your home’s air through your HVAC forced air system, you can reduce the spread of germs while neutralizing mold, bacteria, viruses, and pollutants. There are many filtering options available, and we’d be happy to help you find the best solution for your family.
9. Use a Ductless AC Unit for One Room
Ductless Mini-Split systems are more efficient than window units and require less power than traditional forced-air systems. With quiet operation and non-invasive installation, they are ideal for cooling home additions.
10. Install a Smart Thermostat
Installing a Smart Thermostat is a great, relatively inexpensive way to increase your home’s energy efficiency. By personalizing your home’s routine (from your smartphone!), you will waste less energy daily.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about how you can help reduce your home’s carbon footprint and make your home healthier. At American Vintage Home, we believe the first step in every repair or upgrade is education. Knowing what’s available is the kickoff for greener and cleaner homes in our little corner of the world, the Greater Chicago area.