Learn how to achieve a green lifestyle by implementing sustainable lifestyle and green home features that will save you huge sums of money. Learn to Go Green at Home and Save Money for you and your family with Part I of helpful ideas below. Part II will follow in another blog. Nowadays, homeowners are increasingly going green to conserve the environment and live organically.
Achieving sustainable living starts by being mindful of your household energy consumption rates. Carry out a frequent audit of your doing simple changes that can go a long way towards saving you money. Replace traditional bulbs with an Energy Star qualified compact fluorescent (CFL) light bulbs to save up to 75 percent of energy. CFL also lasts longer than ordinary bulbs
Carry out effective energy weatherstripping by repairing damaged caulk around doors, windows and other entry points. This ensures that the warm air in the house is kept from escaping in the winter and cool air from escaping in the summer.
Try to be economical with electrical outlets as anything plugged into them draws in energy even when not in use. Unplug electrical gadgets turn off power strips when you’re not using them so as to conserve energy and reduce your energy bills.
Check that your air conditioning filters and furnace are functioning efficiently by keeping them clean at all times. Consider using an electrostatic filter instead of a fiberglass or paper filter since electrostatic filters can be cleaned and reused. Make sure you adjust your thermostat by lowering temperatures two degrees during raising it up two degrees during winter. All these measures will ensure that your energy bills are kept low while leading a green lifestyle.
You can also save energy with your water heater by turning it down to 120 degrees or lower when going out of town. For an electric water heater, install a timer so that you can monitor its usage effectively. Another energy-saving tip is to install low-flow water toilet tank to help in regulating the amount of water you use for the flush.
Stay tuned for Part II on this topic of Going Green in your Home.