How To – Tip List For Green Savings

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    People are always trying to find ways that they can conserve energy and resources so we thought it might be good to make a list of some of the things we can do.

    • Use Compact Florescent Lights.
    • Raise the setting for your Air Conditioner to 78F – 80F.
    • Turn your Air Off when you leave the house.
    • Reduce the temperature on your water heater.
    • Reduce your thermostat setting to 68F for heating.
    • Refill your water bottle with filtered tap water reduces plastic waste and oil needed to make it.
    • Put Vegetable Waste in your Mulch Pile.
    • Don’t throw grass or yard waste in the trash Mulch it.
    • Save Aluminum Cans and Recycle them for money.
    • Leave early for work to miss the rush hour.
    • Check your Car’s Tire Pressure.
    • Take Mass Transit if you can.
    • Plant a Garden or Plants in a pot (save oil, labor).
    • Buy Energy Efficient Appliances when they need replacing.
    • Put your Electronics on a power strip and turn them off.
    • Buy Products in Bulk to reduce trips to the store.
    • Add Insulation to save on heating and cooling.
    • Caulk Cracks around windows and doors.
    • Buy Recycled Building Materials when you can.
    • Plant trees to provide shade in the summer.
    • Open Windows instead of Air Conditioning.
    • Let Winter light into your home to reduce heating costs.
    • Take time to fix things instead of replacing them. Buying New means costs to Manufacture and sell in the store.
    • Stop at a store on the way home don’t make another trip.
    • Buy Local Vegetables to reduce transportation costs.
    • Setup a Clothes Line in the Basement or Garage To reduce Dryer use.
    • Collect rain water for garden and lawn watering.
    • Save Plastic Shopping Bags for trash can liners.
    • Whole House or Attic Fan to reduce AC needs.
    • Dumpster dive for fun and profit
    • Turn your thermostat down when you go to work
    • Put a timer on your water heater so it won’t run at night
    • Insulate your hot water pipes
    • Water jugs in your refrigerator will reduce heat loss
    • Install a low flow faucet
    • Boil Pasta and Cook foods on low with a lid
    • Bake a cake, cookies or other when using the oven for dinner
    • Put a flow restrictor on your shower head.
    • Install a low flow toilet.
    • Zone your heating system so more heat goes to your bedrooms not basement
    • Install Double Glazed windows
    • Wash full loads of clothes.

    There are a lot of other ideas and its not necessary to do everything on this list but everything you do can add up to hundreds if not thousands of dollars a year in savings.

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