Everyone wants to go green but it can be hard if you don’t know where to start. Here are some ways to go green at home without breaking the bank. There are many perks to going green besides helping save the planet. It saves you money and helps raise your home’s property value. Here are some ways you can go green and get your home energy efficient.
An affordable way to go green at home is to save water. You can do this by taking shorter showers and turning the water off when brushing your teeth. You can also invest in an energy efficient dishwasher and washing machine. Run the washing machine only when it’s a full load, switch your showerheads to low-flow and you’re on your way a greener home. Check the house for leaky faucets and pipes and have them fixed. All of these are great ways to save water in your home.
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Want to go green and save money? Reduce how much energy you’re using at home. Switch to LED light bulbs for more efficient lighting. To save on your energy bill you could also unplug unused appliances, use surge protectors and upgrade to Energy star rated appliances. Be sure to turn off the lights when you leave a room and adjust the thermostat appropriately when there’s no one home.
Don’t place your fridge in direct sunlight. The heat can make your fridge use up more energy than it needs to in order to stay cool. In addition, make sure not to over stuff your fridge with things. The fuller the fridge is, the harder it works to try and keep everything cool.
These three tips should get you started on the right path to going green and energy efficient. Read about the benefits of a green home here.
What steps have you taken to make your home green? Don’t hesitate to share with us in the comments.