Going Green: The Most Cost-Effective Way to Live

It’s a well known fact that it is essential for humanity to to develop and practice environmentally sustainable habits for the survival of our beautiful planet. Here are some easy changes you can make to go green!

 

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Turn it down

Lowering your thermostat by just 1 degree saves between $44-$73 a year on your power bill

Bright Idea
Switching from incandescent to CFL bulbs can save $180-$300 a year

More is better

One 100-Watt incandescent bulb produces the same amount of light as two 60-watt bulbs, but uses 20% less energy

Another View of Clean Energy

Keep your bulbs clean. Dirt can asorb as much as 50% of the light

It’s about Control

A programmable thermostat can save about $150 a year is set back 8 degrees in the winter for an 8- hour span during the day when no one is home and 10 hours at night

Recharge the planet

although the initial cost for rechargeable batteries is almost double that of alkaline (When you include the charger) the break even point is less than to years, after which the ownership cost for rechargables is less than 25 cents a year

Snooze don’t loose

Turning the sleep functionality on your computer and monitor brings your PC’s energy consumption down to about $20 per year.

Slow Down!

Each 5MPH you drive over 60 mph is like paying an additional $.30 per gallon for gas.

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