Today's New Orleans Real Estate Blog post is about easy ways to "Green" your home.
So here's the deal, I am not interested in starting a global warming or climate change discussion. What I want to do is give home owners 5 easy ways to help them reduce their utility bills. Basically, helping you save money is the priority and a great side benefit is that you will also be helping the environment. Everyone wins!
Here are my 5 easy suggestions:
1. Try to adjust your thermostat - Nearly half of your home's energy consumption is from cooling and heating. Try lowering your thermostat a bit during the winter and raising it during the summer. Fans are a very big help as well.
2. Save some water - I am all for saving money by using less water...but I like high pressure and tons of hot water for my showers! So how about this compromise: turn off the water while you brush your teeth. This can save nearly 4.5 gallons of water each time. Also, look into buying a dual flush toilet. This allows you to choose between more or less water for each flush. I just saw one online for $140!
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