15 Ways You Can Go Green – Part 1
15 Ways You Can Go Green – Part One
Going “green” is the rage today. Your family – andyour home – should be no different. There are fifteen easy projects that save money, reduce environmental footprint and help you and your family to play your eco-part in no time.
Here are the first several tips. Look for future posts with more of these eco-friendly projects.
1. Compact florescent bulbs (CFLs) can use up to 66% less energy than conventional bulbs and can last up to 5 years. Replacing the 5 most often used bulbs in your home can save you $60 per year.
2. Buy a jacket for your water heater. Insulating jackets can be fitted on most conventional water heaters. This will reduce the number of times a water heater cycles though heating.
3. A dripping faucet or leaking toilet can waste up to 20 gallons of water each and every day. Fix those leaks, save water and money with ease.
4. Get a rain barrel…Placing a rain barrel under your down spout will capture water for your lawn, garden or even to wash your car.
5. Plant a tree. This will reduce your home’s carbon footprint by producing oxygen we all need as the plant takes in the CO2 that contributes to global warming.
6. A ceiling fan can keep you cool in summer and also move warm air in winter. Both can help you avoid the thermostat and the costs & environmental impact that goes with it.
Look for more tips coming soon.