Going Green Saves Green

Going Green Saves Green

Homeowners can take simple steps that help save some green when going green. Try practical and economical alternatives when making changes to your home:

  • Replace your incandescent bulbs with LED lights to save on energy costs.
  • Refresh it, don’t remodel it. Use salvaged materials like barn wood for updating.
  • Change out old toilets, showerheads and faucets to reduce water waste.
  • Purchase power strips and connect major electronics to them. Turning the power strip off when you leave saves on your energy bill.

Are you planning to purchase a new construction home instead of modernizing your current home? Request key green features during the planning process:

  • Build small, which keeps expenses and bills lower.
  • Install programmable thermostats to manage energy usage effectively.
  • Request low-emittance windows to maintain preferred internal temperatures.
  • Choose sustainable lumber and energy-efficient lighting.

Are you still looking for more ideas for spending less and being green? Start new habits that keep money in your pocket and help the environment.

  • Shop farmer’s markets for produce, which reduces transportation emissions by buying locally.
  • Run your dishwasher and washing machine only when they are full.
  • Use washable rags instead of paper towels.
  • Ditch disposable plastic and refill with stainless steel bottles.

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