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5 Ways You Can Make Your Home Eco Friendly By Fitting Insect and Security Screens

When it comes to installing our screens then here at ‘Down Under’ we understand that most people have them fitted for reasons of security that means keeping both insects and unwanted intruders out. Whilst our past customers know that our products do a great job of keeping people and unwanted critters at bay, what you might not know is that by installing either insect or security screens you’re also helping the environment. With this in mind, here are 5 great ways that you can make your home more eco-friendly by fitting insect and security screens.

Reduced A/C consumption and reduced electricity bills

When your property is fitted with fly and/or security screens you can leave doors and windows open when at home, safe in the knowledge that your property is protected from any unwanted intruders, be they the human or insect variety. As a result natural breezes are able to flow freely through your home, thus reducing the need to run A/C units and any associated electricity costs that come with it.

A healthy choice

When fly screens are fitted most people choose to open up doors and windows confident in the knowledge that they aren’t going to get eaten alive in the comfort of their own home. Fresh air as we’ve known for centuries is healthy for us, but did you know that by embracing gentle breezes it means that tiny microscopic critters such as pollens don’t settle? Meaning that ultimately your overall home is a healthier environment to live in.

Negates the need for bug repellents

There’s nothing worse than having to use half a can of bug repellent every time you walk into a room. Firstly the smell can be overpowering and also quite nauseating, but in addition, and from an eco-friendly point of view, they contain ozone damaging chemicals which as we all know continue to cause harm to our environment. Here at Down Under we use heavy duty fly screens that are made to last and as a result they’ll keep your property bug free much longer, thus negating the need for bug repellent. Oh and we’re saving you money too!

No more timber frames

Aluminium is the material of choice for many of our window and door security screens rather than timber and as such you’re doing your bit towards saving the planet. In addition to being far more durable, pound for pound aluminium is also the cost-effective option.

Easily recycled

Aluminium is a great eco-friendly product because firstly it can be easily recycled and secondly it can be easily recycled using minimal energy wastage. In addition because the product can be recycled, it’s also completely sustainable unlike many other materials.

So there you have it, 5 great ways that you can do your bit for the environment simply by installing insect or security screens. Here at Down Under we’re fully committed to a greener environment so contact us for further information on how we can help you maintain an eco-friendly home.