You probably know some of the more obvious ways to save energy at home, but what about all the little silly things you don’t think about? They are so obvious, and they all add up. They might not save you thousands of dollars by themselves, but they will save you something. Let’s look at
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Going green is a lifestyle decision and is not something you can do overnight. In other words, it takes a lot more than just replacing a few light bulbs to be completely ‘green’, and actually many of the activities you wouldn’t even necessarily associate with going green have a green element to them.
A perfect example
“It ain’t easy being green”. Kermit the Frog
No, it ain’t, Kermit. First of all¸there is recycling with all its concomitant mess, work, smells, difficulty, time devoted, lost space, money that it costs, and yes, even the risk of creating unsanitary conditions, all while trying to do good. And recycling is just the
Whether you are concerned about the Earth or looking for ways to garner some residential energy savings, there are a lot of energy saving tips that can accomplish one or both. Here are three of the easiest, which also happen to create the biggest impact in terms of Earth friendliness and your wallet.
The biggest cost of washing dishes and clothes comes from the energy required to heat the water. You’ll significantly reduce energy costs if you purchase and use energy-efficient machines.
Conventional wisdom says that washing dishes by hand saves hot water. If, however, you wash dishes several times a day, this
Lower the Water Heater Thermostat
You can reduce water heating costs by simply lowering the thermostat setting on your hot water heater. For each 10ºF reduction in water temperature, you can save 3%-5% in energy costs.
Although some manufacturers set water heater thermostats at 140ºF, most households usually only require them set at 120ºF.