2019 is sure to be an interesting year across the board, and across the country. The wave of new technology shows no signs of slowing down. Plus, the population as a whole is starting to pay more attention to global environmental concerns like conserving water and energy. So this upcoming year will be filled with opportunities to improve your home and lifestyle with modern additions, while cutting back on utility costs.
Thus, with an eye on the contemporary trends in home improvement, there are a few 2019-specific resolutions that homeowners can make to ensure that this coming year is the best one yet when it comes to maintaining and improving their home.
Need some inspiration, and want to take a peek at the cool new technological features that you can implement now to add to your property’s value? Then consider these 2019 resolutions for homeowners that can help you cut costs, protect your property, and make your home as inviting and modern as can be.
Five Ways to Improve Your Home in the New Year
1. Go Green (And Save on Energy Bills!)
Rainwater harvesting has grown in popularity over the years, and for good reason. This simple investment can save homeowners thousands of dollars on utilities every year, while making a dent in a global water shortage crisis. Because of this rise in popularity, rainwater harvesting is also easier than ever. Modern tanks are protected from sunlight, impacts, and other common issues, and streamlined filter kits that are easy to set up and use.
Do you want to make a big dent in your monthly water bills – while obtaining a fresh water source that can be utilized both inside and outside the home? Consider giving rainwater harvesting a try in 2019.
2. Get a Septic Tank Inspection
Do you remember the last time your septic tank was inspected and pumped?
If the answer is no, then chances are you’re due for a check-up. Concrete tanks may last a couple decades or even longer. But because of their tendency to crack and leak, they should be inspected at least every 2-3 years to ensure they are working properly, and are not damaging your home or environment.
Ready for an upgrade?
Then check out the new versions of septic tanks available, which are made with high-density polyethylene, and which are resistant to those leaks, cracks, and corrosion. Best of all, because of their lightweight nature, they are far easier to transport and install than their old septic tank predecessors.
3. Have an In-Case-Of-Emergency Plan
2018 saw a wave of unusual weather patterns and storms, and there’s a solid chance this trend will continue into 2019 as well. From summer hurricanes to wintertime blizzards, the weather can have a big impact on your home, and your family’s safety.
So this year, protect your home, property, and especially your loved ones by making a plan.
Utilize a rainwater harvesting system to reduce your chances for flash flooding, as rainwater harvesting directs rain away from your home and foundation. And use a water storage tank to ensure you always have a safe water supply, regardless of what Mother Nature brings.
By having a few extra items on hand in case of an emergency, you can enjoy ample peace of mind for the duration of 2019 and years beyond.
4. Conserve When You Can
Harvesting rainwater isn’t the only way you can go green while cutting down on costs. Utility bills across the country are continually on the rise. However, a few smart additions or replacements when it comes to appliances and fixtures will help mitigate the problem on a smaller sale.
- Use Energy Star appliances if it’s time to upgrade
- Invest in long-lasting LED lights and light fixtures
- Make a family plan to conserve power and water whenever possible, like turning off the lights when you leave a room, or taking shorter showers
A few little changes can go a long way when it comes to conservation. Your environment and your wallet will inevitably thank you in the end.
5. Look Into What’s New
The times are always changing, and so is technology! Case in point, 2018 was the year that Rotoplas introduced our new line of septic tanks to the world. They are the only septic tanks on the market built with three layers of high-density polyethylene.
So as you think about home improvements, keep your eye on what’s new, and what’s next! Today, homeowners will find plenty of options for contemporary living solutions, while improving their home and their local environment.