Making one’s home green used to be Ed Begley, Jr.’s concern. But now, more and more people are jumping on the green bandwagon. Ed’s business has become everyone’s business as people are taking on ways to ensure that everything’s greener than ever.
There’ a million reasons why “going green” at home is essentially important. Captain Planet worked so hard to keep Planet Earth a good place to live in because what’s good for the planet is also good for us. Plus, saving money on utility costs is a really big help at times when the economy is at its lowest.
With an adequate insulation, you’ll be living your days with no stress, no hassles. You’ll definitely want to stay at home because adequate insulation gives your house a cozy temperature. Receiving lower power bills every month is another advantage of having an adequate insulation.
When your utility bills are just so high, it’s time for you to get rid of them and replace them with more energy efficient ones, known as the CFL light bulbs. With CFLs, both the insides and outsides of your homes will have stylish-looking light bulbs. Another way to conserve energy is to properly open and close your window blinds.
Home appliances offer us convenience and fun but they’re the number one reasons why we dread looking at our monthly bills. But worry no more, because you can now have energy efficient appliances – just look for the Energy Star certification on them. So, get rid of your old appliance that offer nothing but high monthly bills, turn to energy efficient appliances and of course, turn off your computer (or any other appliances) when it’s not in use.
If you’ve been tied up with unending high electric bills, then you better go solar. In its initial installation, solar panels can be expensive. But if you’ve got the budget to pay for the installation costs, you should have it installed now because your savings on lower electric bills can justify the installation costs.
When you’re planning to build something or you need building materials, utilize sustainable wood. This way, you are able to prevent the depletion of Earth’s natural resources. In sum, these are all surefire ways to keep the world a better place to live in, so start making your homes greener now!