Go Green with MW Designs

Go Green with MW Designs

Including a green design for your home provides a chance to more efficiently use your resources.  MW Designs specializes in green design. They can assure that your new home leaves a small footprint on the environment.

Reduce what you’re using everyday, try to find a more efficient way

Just like individual can reduce their level of waste with more efficient living, a house can be designed to achieve the same goal.  There are numerous features included in a home that make it more friendly to the environment by reducing the amount of energy it uses.

 

LED and CFL Lighting

LED and CFL lighting costs more to install in a home upfront.  However, this small investment provides a large amount of savings over the life of the home.  Compared to traditional incandescent lighting, LED and CFL options use much less energy, which is beneficial to the environment and your pocketbook.

 

Energy Star Appliances

An appliance with the Energy Star sticker has been designed to be efficient and energy saving.  In addition, these appliances provide the quality that you expect.  An Energy Star appliances have a place in any green home.

 

Landscaping

Fittingly, the nature surrounding a home can be used to make it more environmentally friendly.  For example, proper placement of trees can be helpful throughout the year.  They can provide shade to keep your house cool in the summer and allow more sunlight to reach the house in the colder months.

 

Proper Insulation

Insulation may be the most important green upgrade in home construction.  Since adding more insulation after the home is completed can be costly, be sure to get an adequate amount installed during the construction process.

 

A green home is good for the environment.  If you want your home to reflect your commitment to the world around you, contact MW Designs about going green.

 

Efficient and Long Lasting LED Bulbs Provide a Better Option

Light Emitting Diodes(LED) are more efficient and longer lasting sources of light than traditional incandescent bulbs.  In addition, they are more rugged and durable than their conventional counterparts.  As a result of these advantages, LED bulbs are now being used in every application imaginable from residential lighting to aerospace.

Up to 90% Less Energy Usage

Changing to LED lights can lead to a decrease in energy usage of up to 90%.  That level of efficiency is equivalent to changing the tires on a car and immediately being able to drive for a month on four gallons of gas instead of 40 gallons.

One key to the LED light’s efficiency is that it doesn’t waste energy heating its environment.  Up to 80% of the power used to run a conventional bulb is lost in heat generation.

100,000 Hours of Life

A typical diode or bulb has a life expectancy of approximately 100,000 hours. Doing the math, this means that If you use an LED bulb every day for eight hours day,  you will need to make a trip to your local hardware store to buy a replacement at some point. However, you won’t need to run that errand for about 20 years.

Built to Survive

LED lights are constructed with semiconductor material instead of fragile filaments and neon gas which are found in other types of lighting.  As a result, LED lights are much sturdier and able to withstand a much higher level of shock, vibration and exposure to extreme temperatures.  This increased durability makes it possible to use LED lights in environments where a traditional bulb would be unthinkable.

LED bulbs have many advantages when compared to traditional incandescent lighting solutions.

The level of efficiency and longevity and the promise of durability that these bulbs provide make them an excellent option to light your world.