How to make your new home more environmentally friendly

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If you are interested in helping to protect the environment, there are many ways that you can make your new home more environmentally friendly. As you are designing your custom home, you can choose to build with eco-friendly materials and practices. To help you go green with your custom home project, here are some ways to make your home more environmentally friendly. 

Install a programmable thermostat

To make your custom home more environmentally friendly, you can choose to install a programmable thermostat. With a programmable thermostat, you will be able to set your heating and cooling system to automatically run during different times of the day. This innovative technology will help cut down on your heating bills, while also conserving energy.

Choose LED lighting

When you are designing the lighting for your new home, you may want to choose LED lights. LED lighting is incredibly long lasting, and also consumes less electricity than conventional lighting. LED lights can be installed in any area where you would place a conventional lighting system.

Use ENERGY STAR appliances

To help reduce the environmental impact of your new home, you can use ENERGY STAR rated appliances. With ENERGY STAR appliances, your home will conserve water and energy. From refrigerators to washing machines and more, you will have a broad range of ENERGY STAR appliances to choose from when you are building your new home. 

Consult with 5th Avenue Construction in Naperville to go green with your custom home design. Their builders and contractors can help plan and build the eco-friendly home of your dreams. To learn more about their great products and services that they offer in the Chicago area, visit them online or call 630-824-3630. 

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