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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.

Tankless Water Heater

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.

HTP Combo Boiler

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.

Flooded Basement

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.

Filtered Shower Water

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!

HVAC Safety and Maintenance Check

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!

SpacePak Air Conditioning System

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.

High Efficiency Amana HVAC Options

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.

Indoor Air Quality

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.

Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioning System

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 smart phone!), you will waste less energy daily.

Smart Thermostat

Thank You

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.

We hope to see you every year at Wilmette’s Going Green Matters event, Northbrook’s Earth & Arbor Day, and Evanston’s Streets Alive & Green Living Festival.

To answer any questions about the green services and upgrades we offer, call American Vintage Home at 847.999.4595 or contact us online today.


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