4 Trends in Sustainable Housing You Should Try
Upgrading to sustainable housing is becoming one of the most attractive ‘going green’ options around as homeowners look for ways to reduce their global footprint. Individual homeowners, regardless of whether they live in an HOA or not, can move forward with more energy-efficient options than ever before. Caring about the environment and the impact that your daily life and choices can make on resources, as well as utilizing more sustainable, energy-efficient technology, can help to provide numerous benefits.
Four trends that homeowners and HOA members alike are trying out today:
- Upgrades. Depending on the age of your home, you may need to do some upgrading to ensure you are staying up to date with energy-efficient trends. Many electricity suppliers offer energy audits for free, so you can see where your property stands. Little things like new appliances may make a huge difference and it is highly recommended.
- Net-zero. If you are considering an upgrade or looking to build a new property, consider a net-zero property. These leave almost no environmental footprint if done correctly, utilizing the sun and wind to power the home.
- Technology. Pay attention to appliances and fixtures that have automated features. Being able to automatically change the settings for heating, cooling, kitchen appliances, and even the washer and dryer can help cut down on energy costs. With Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home, smart devices that can be controlled by voice or a smartphone are helpful tools for a sustainable home.
- Energy Efficiency. Consider upgrading any pools and playgrounds to use solar-powered energy, using automatic sprinklers for your lawn and LED lighting for both the interior and exterior of your home.
Updating your home into sustainable housing can be a time-consuming process and involves some upfront investment, but the benefits have been known to far outweigh the time, energy, and costs.
If you’re looking for more ways to improve the conditions in your HOA, contact AR Management for all your administrative, financial, and property management needs.