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April is the perfect month to make green home design your priority

April 25, 2013

Anderson Floors is proud of our eco-friendly Brevard collection, but in fact each of our flooring suites are sustainable, thanks to our legacy of sustainability.

While any time of year is a good time to make an eco-conscious decision and turn your home green, April might be the best. With our national Earth Day on April 22 and spring in full swing, there's no better time to appreciate all that Mother Nature has to offer. And one of the best ways to say thank you in return is by reducing your carbon footprint. Anderson Floors is proud of our eco-friendly Brevard collection, but in fact each of our flooring suites are sustainable, thanks to our legacy of sustainability. All of Anderson's domestically-sourced products have earned a variety of green certifications, and we've been committed to sustainability in our industry long before it was just a buzzword.

So let us help you craft the ideal green home this spring. Even if you take it step by step over the years, these decisions are sure to make an enormous impact on the health of our planet.

Greening the whole home
One great way to start turning your whole home green is with flooring that's both sustainable and strong enough to avoid needing replacement for generations to come. We're talking about the Brevard collection of course, the boards of which don't only require 50 percent less timber to produce than regular flooring, but which are finished with Luster Lock Ultra. This means that your new flooring's surface is six times more resistant to scuffs and scratches.

Want to make another eco-friendly move for the whole home? Invest in a greener air conditioner. All AC units are rated by the federal Energy Star program with a seasonal energy efficiency ratio or SEER rating. The higher this number, the greener the AC model.

Reducing your kitchen's footprint
The kitchen tends to be a major offender when it comes to expanding your home's carbon footprint. From the electricity guzzling fridge to the water waste of your dishwasher, one of the best things you can do for your home's energy efficiency is to invest in eco-friendly appliances. Energy Star gives efficiency ratings to a number of home fixtures from freezers to water coolers to televisions, so find which ones will improve your home the most and make the smart investment.

And of course, if you're feeling really ambitious, there's always solar energy! But for now, start one green choice at a time - starting from the floor up.