We’ve all heard the term “going green”, but have you ever actually wondered what it takes to go green? Help save the environment (and money!) with these easy tips:
-Using a high-efficiency showerhead can save up to 3,000 gallons of water a year, as well as reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1,000 pounds.
–Buy a compost bin. Depositing food and lawn wastes in a compost bin will create nutrient-rich soil perfect for spring planting.
–Increase the efficiency of your water heater. We all love hot water, and now you can reduce you carbon emissions and energy bills by 25% or more. Set your water temperature to 120° and wrap the heater in a water heater insulating blanket.
-Replace you current lights with compact fluorescents. Buying compact fluorescents may be more expensive; however, they pay for themselves in less than two years. Compact fluorescents last longer than normal light bulbs, and can significantly reduce your energy costs.