Going Green at Home
To Go Green at home only takes a few simple steps here and there to really
make a difference. And, you may even save some real Green in the process!
- Adjust your thermostat. For the majority of us that go to work every day, why run your heating/air conditioning at full blast? Program your thermostat accordingly, that way you’re not wasting energy. By setting your heat to kick in at 68 F in the winter time and your cool air to kick in at 76 F in the summer, you’re not only saving money on your electric bill but also doing your part for the environment.
- Do you still have those old incandescent light bulbs that generate a lot of heat? Get rid of them! It’s time to move to energy efficient Compact Fluorescent and LED light bulbs. These little illuminators use 75 percent less energy than what you’ve currently got plugged in and they last 6 times longer!
- Home insulation protects against energy leaks. With almost half of your energy bill coming from heating and cooling, by sealing up energy leaks you’re sure to save money and some frustration.
- Turn off lights and small appliances when you leave a room. When you leave an appliance plugged in when it is not in use, it becomes an energy vampire. According to www.energystar.gov, energy vampires cost the average household $100 a year and over $100 billion in annual energy costs nationwide.