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5 Ways to Go Green in Time for Earth Day!

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Change a Light Bulb

Installing a compact fluorescent bulb (CFL) is one of the easiest and quickest ways to save energy and money. CFL’ convert most of the energy into light rather than heat. In addition to them being more efficient, they last up to ten times longer.

Unplug LED Electronics

Things like your TV, cell phone charger, printer continue to draw power even when they are turned off. Unplugging them from wall and using power strips to flip the switch when you leave the room.

Recycle Your Electronics

Not only can you receive money from recycling your electronics, you can help the environment. Millions of pounds of chemicals and heavy metals end up in the ground even though it’s easier than ever to recycle your electronics.

Conserve Water

The amount of water consumption has increased by 200 percent since 1950. A dripping faucet can waste up to 74 gallons a day. A leaking toilet can waste as much as 200 gallons a day. Fix your leaks and save yourself money.

Look for the Label

When it’s time to replace an appliance, choose an Energy Star labeled product. These labels guarantee that products are energy-efficient. You may even be eligible for a tax credit when you purchase an Energy Star product. Check out more information at energystar.gov.

 

Source: Better Home and Gardens

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