I was talking to a friend of mine that lives in a condo in the galleria and she was wanting to go green but afraid it won't work for condo in Houston? We sat and talked for a while and thought up some possible ways that it could be done.
1. Go Energy Star - Anytime you get a chance, use Energy Star appliances, lighting, heating and cooling equipment. When it's time to replace something, look for the Energy Star option.
2. Use a power strip - Many people have a slew of chargers and electronics. Instead of plugging them directly into an outlet, use a power strip and then turn the power strip off when the electronics aren't in use.
3. Get an energy audit - If you get an energy audit you can find out how your insulation and heating and cooling equipment is working compared to the other condos . If it's not up to par, you can find out where you need to start.
4. Check your seals - If you have windows and doors with poor seals, air can leak out, wasting the energy to heat or cool your condo.
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