Top 5 Money Saving Ways to "Green" Your Home in New Orleans

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX N.O. Properties

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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Comments (1)

Todd & Devona Garrigus
Garrigus Real Estate - Beaumont, CA
Broker / REALTORS®

I never knew about the dual flush toilet! Thank you for the tips!! We could all use some extra money saved from our bills.

Jun 08, 2010 07:16 AM